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Gregory Patin is a free-lance writer residing in Madison, WI. He earned a BA in political science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a MS in IT management from Colorado Tech. He is politically independent and not affiliated with either the Democrat or Republican party.

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Monday, September 2, 2013     

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Who really used chemical weapons in Syria?
(5 comments) While seemingly rushing to war, the U.S. government and corporate media is omitting some key pieces of evidence regarding who is responsible for releasing chemical weapons in Syria.

Saturday, June 8, 2013     

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NSA spying on Verizon phone records is nothing new
(1 comments) The "revelation" of the US government requiring phone records from Verizon is nothing new. It has been done for years.

Saturday, May 25, 2013     

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Benghazi, IRS, AP stories: A shameful double standard
(3 comments) The three "scandals" that the White House is facing reveal a double standard that is overlooked by both congress and the media.

Saturday, May 4, 2013     

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The Boston Marathon bombing: Failure of the police state
(1 comments) The failure of authorities to prevent the Boston bombings highlights one of the many failures of the police state that has been created since 9/11.

Monday, April 8, 2013     

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Closing corporate tax havens: The solution to the sequester
(1 comments) The mainstream media reporting from Washington D.C. about cutting spending and/or raising revenue is almost void of one simple fact. American companies and the wealthiest 1% avoid paying their fair share of taxes by utilizing tax havens to shelter their assets and profits. If these tax loopholes can be closed, sequester and austerity will be words Americans would never have to hear again.

Sunday, December 23, 2012     

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Psychotropic medications and school shootings: Preventing another Sandy Hook
(12 comments) While stricter gun laws may be part of the solution to preventing school shootings, legislators need to take a closer at the link between gun violence, mental illness and the medications commonly used to treat it. Here are some common sense solutions.

Monday, December 17, 2012     

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School shooting in CT: Stricter gun control laws are not the solution
(9 comments) The horrible shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut will reignite the debate over stricter gun control laws, but there are more things that Americans need to consider if tragedies like that are to be prevented.

Monday, December 10, 2012     

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"Fiscal cliff" debates and defense bill reveal lawmaker's priorities
(2 comments) The impending fiscal cliff debate in congress will show what our lawmakers real priorities are.

Monday, December 10, 2012     

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7.7% unemployment inaccurately depicts true jobless rate
(4 comments) As usual, the Bureau of Labor Statistics failed to depict the true jobless rate in the U.S. Even modest adjustments put it far higher then 7.7 percent.

Thursday, December 6, 2012     

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National insider threat memorandum: What is the threat?
(4 comments) A little over two weeks after winning the election, President Obama quietly wrote a memorandum regarding insider threats. Since legislation is already in place for that, many question what are the nature of these threats.

Saturday, November 24, 2012     

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Cease fire agreement in Gaza announced, but will it hold?
(2 comments) Another cease fire was brokered between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza. If history repeats itself, it is unlikely that it will hold.

Friday, November 16, 2012     

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A few questions for secessionists
(17 comments) With all the serious issues to be dealt with now that the election is over, I cannot believe this nonsense. So, I thought I'd have some fun with it. Here's my OpEd for secessionists.

Monday, November 12, 2012     

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The Ron Paul factor in the GOP's defeat
(14 comments) No one in either party seems to want to mention that what the GOP did to Ron Paul and his supporters may have had huge impact on the election.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012     

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FBI creating terrorist plots to scare Americans
(9 comments) The latest terrorist plot thwarted by the FBI is yet another example of how the agency creates terrorism in order to take credit for stopping it, and scares the American people into supporting expenditures on wars and homeland security that are unnecessary and forfeiting liberties for security that is not under threat.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012     

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Fusion centers: Invading your privacy at your expense
Under the guise of fighting terrorism, the U.S. government has spent millions of dollars since 2003 to create fusion centers. A recent Senate investigation determined that the centers are worthless in the "war on terror" and by implication, are designed to spy on the American people.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012     

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U.S. casualties in Afghanistan September 2012: A closer look
A closer look at last month's deaths in Afghanistan.

Monday, October 1, 2012     

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U.N. summit: What the U.S. media fails to report about Iran
While Netanyahu and Ahmadinejad sparred in speeches at U.N. summit, the U.S. media was again napping on the lap of the military-industrial complex and promoting more wars.

Friday, September 28, 2012     

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9/11 official story doubts becoming more mainstream
(4 comments) After 11 years and a constant drip of information from a myriad of sources, more people in the U.S. are questioning the events of 9/11.

Sunday, September 16, 2012     

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Embassy attack, protests: Are they really about a movie?
(9 comments) The U.S. government and corporate media would like Americans to believe that the embassy attack that took place in Libya and the global protests that are taking place now are the result of an anti-Islam movie. There is much more to it than that.

Thursday, September 13, 2012     

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The Chicago teachers strike and the war on teachers
Chicago teachers are fighting back against is becoming a national trend: Slashing teacher salaries and busting their unions.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012     

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U.S. casualties in Afghanistan August 2012: A closer look
(4 comments) A look beyond the desensitizing corporate media headlines and into the human side of the tragedy and suffering of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan last month.

Thursday, August 23, 2012     

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War on women and the self-destruction of the GOP
OpEdNews readers may have heard a lot about Rep. Akin's statement and the "war on women." Read one reaction to that here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012     

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How the corporate media lies to you
(1 comments) The use of video news releases (VNRs) is one of the techniques that corporate-owned media uses to lie to you. VNRs played a role in "selling" the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the American people.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012     

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The war on chalk
(3 comments) Over 49 people in 16 American cities have been arrested for the heinous crime of expressing their first amendment rights in chalk. What's next in fascist America?

Saturday, August 11, 2012     

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The real unemployment rate in the U.S.
(6 comments) The real unemployment rate can be calculated in a far different manner than the Bureau of Labor Statistics chooses to do.

Sunday, April 1, 2012     

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U.S. obstruction of Afghan massacre investigation alleged
So, who's telling the truth?

Saturday, March 31, 2012     

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Paul Ryan: Privatize Medicare, eliminate Medicaid and food stamps
(10 comments) Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) proposes a budget plan that would privatize Medicare and essentially, eliminate Medicaid and food stamps at a time when Americans need such social programs more than ever.

Thursday, March 29, 2012     

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The real reasons for high gasoline prices
(6 comments) Blame Wall Street for soaring gasoline prices, not President Obama.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012     

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14 defining characteristics of fascism: The U.S. in 2012
(100 comments) This article is an op-ed about the current state of affairs in the U.S. related to Britt's 14 characteristics of fascism. Feel free to use it on your web site. All I ask is that you include a link to my Examiner page.