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10 Most Peaceful Cities

10 Most Peaceful Cities

May 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

MSN 05/21/12 By Bill Briggs America’s tranquility centers appear to be a strange brew of sleepy corners, college hubs and bustling urban swaths, according to new research. The 2012 Metropolitan Peace Index, which the Institute for Economics and Peace published in April, ranks the nation’s 61 largest metropolitan statistical areas […]

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Congressmen Seek to Lift Propaganda Ban

Congressmen Seek to Lift Propaganda Ban

May 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

BUZZFEED 05/18/12 By Michael Hastings An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, […]

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Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

May 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH 05/16/12 By Fran Kritz The Institute for Economics and Peace recently released the second annual United States Peace Index, which provides an assessment of U.S. peacefulness at the state and city levels. The index authors also offer an analysis of the costs associated with violence and the […]

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Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

SHREVEPORT TIMES 04/26/12 By Kris Wartelle The Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual peace index Tuesday, and Louisiana makes the bottom of the list again. This is the second year the nonpartisan group has released the assessment, but according to IEP Vice President Michael Shank, the study tracked […]

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What Does Cherry Blast Mean For Anacostia?

What Does Cherry Blast Mean For Anacostia?

April 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

WASHINGTON CITY PAPER 04/25/12 By Shani Hilton Elahe Izadi asks a provocative question in a story at DCentric: Can a party change Anacostia? People really only go places because they have a reason, whether it’s work, friends or attractions. Nikki Palmer of Bloomingdale made her first visit to Anacostia to […]

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Can A Party Change Perceptions Of Anacostia?

Can A Party Change Perceptions Of Anacostia?

April 24, 2012 at 11:24 pm

WAMU 04/24/12 By Elahe Izadi Trapeze artists hovered above a crowd. A band played electronic music as green lasers flashed through the room. Nearby, people created silk-screened T-shirts, a video installation played against the wall and the crowd tossed a large, clear plastic bubble filled with pink balloons in the […]

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Is It Time to Withdraw From Afghanistan?

Is It Time to Withdraw From Afghanistan?

March 6, 2012 at 11:26 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 03/06/12 By Tierney Sneed Violent protests in Afghanistan after an inadvertent Koran-burning lead some to argue that it is time for America to get out Three months since withdrawing from Iraq, the Obama administration is acknowledging the challenges American forces are facing in another President […]

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