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New York, The East

Dumped On: The Messy Truth About Love Canal, NY

The United States today is a country of two different people, liberals and conservatives. The partisan divide is stark and unnerving. But at bottom what exactly is it that divides us? The best definition I’ve heard comes from libertarian essayist P.J. O’Rourke who said, “Conservatives fear the government more than…

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Massachusetts

The Creepiest Town in America: Danvers, MA

Sometime around 10:30am on the morning of Saturday, November 12th, 2011, a 24-year-old Danvers, Massachusetts man knocked on his neighbor’s door. When the neighbor opened the door, the man took the cat he was carrying under his arm and tossed it into the neighbor’s house. Startled, the neighbor asked him…

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New York, The East

Negative Space: Occupy Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial

There’s a conspiracy theory making the rounds at Occupy Wall Street that alleges building 7 of the old World Trade Center was blown up deliberately on 9/11 because it housed documents revealing government collusion with widespread insider trading on Wall Street. Ah-hem.  Excuse me, guys.  First of all, widespread insider…

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