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Stripper wigs and bizarre makeup aside, the great costumed one — Lady Gaga, that is — just may be a genius. Yes, a genius I say, and a politic…

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“There is nothing that’s more important in a democracy than a well-informed electorate,” began MacKenzie McHale, one of the primary characters in Aaron Sorkin and HBO’s new journalism-based TV series, “The Newsroom.” “When there is no information, or worse, wrong information,” McHale continued, “it can lead to calamitous decisions and clobber any attempts at vigorous debate.”

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“People suck” is a thing we’ve all heard said and have probably said ourselves. Indeed, it seems that integrity is a personal quality that is often cast aside when someone finds themselves in a difficult situation, when their personal interest is threatened or when they stand to benefit from something unjustly. History, of course, provides us with ample examples of good living so we aren’t doomed to repeat it.

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Without sound, the shadow rapidly advanced over the ground until onlookers across the world were cast into the darkness. The crowd looked up towards the sun, watching through special filters and pinhole cameras while for the first time in many years the moon came between the earth as it did during the recent solar eclipse.

“Freedom of the press, or, to be more precise, the benefit of freedom of the press, belongs to everyone, to the citizen as well as the publisher. ... The crux is not the publisher’s freedom to print; it is, rather, the citizen’s right to know,” said Arthur Sulzberger, former publisher of The New York Times.

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Revolutionary thinker Thomas Jefferson said, "I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”