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  • Invisible Children raised awareness about child soldiers, but the group’s fundraising and methods have raised concerns. Several alternative organizations are worth considering for your support. Photo: Wikimedia

    Alternatives to Invisible Children and Kony 2012

    Invisible Children raised awareness about child soldiers, but the group’s fundraising and methods have raised concerns. Several alternative organizations are worth considering for your support. Published 10:46 p.m. April 21, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Does legalizing prostitution eliminate the ugliest sides of the sex trade or does it only make them worse?

    Prostitution: Should it be made legal?

    Does legalizing prostitution eliminate the ugliest sides of the sex trade or does it only make them worse? Published 10:20 a.m. April 20, 2012 - Comments

     
  • With the April 15 tax deadline looming, a new study shows that many of the largest U.S. companies continue to avoid paying their fair share – or any – federal tax.

    Big corporations still pay no taxes

    With the April 15 tax deadline looming, a new study shows that many of the largest U.S. companies continue to avoid paying their fair share – or any – federal tax. Published 5:10 p.m. April 14, 2012 - Comments

     
  • In the rush to jump on the Trayvon Martin bandwagon, we may be losing sight of the real issues in the tragic story.

    Trayvon Martin: the marketing of the victim

    In the rush to jump on the Trayvon Martin bandwagon, we may be losing sight of the real issues in the tragic story. Published 5:59 p.m. March 30, 2012 - Comments

     
  • With Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army in the spotlight, other thugs are also gaining public attention.  Who are the other war criminals wanted by the International Criminal Court?

    Kony's cronies: War criminals on ICC's most wanted list

    With Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army in the spotlight, other thugs are also gaining public attention. Who are the other war criminals wanted by the International Criminal Court? Published 8:09 p.m. March 16, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Does a baby boy bring more joy than a baby girl? Some men obviously think so, but Judge Kimba Wood thought otherwise.

    Judge Kimba Wood: Value your daughter and granddaughter equally

    Does a baby boy bring more joy than a baby girl? Some men obviously think so, but Judge Kimba Wood thought otherwise. Published 9:19 p.m. March 5, 2012 - Comments

     
  • When you find yourself the epicenter in a conspiracy theory, what are you supposed to say?

    The Conspiracy Theory: Garbage in, garbage out

    When you find yourself the epicenter in a conspiracy theory, what are you supposed to say? Published 11:30 p.m. January 22, 2012 - Comments

     
  • On paper, running back Darren Sproles shouldn’t be in the NFL.  Not only is he in the league, he’s helping his New Orleans Saints drive to the Superbowl.

    Who dat? New Orleans’ Darren Sproles breaks the mold

    On paper, running back Darren Sproles shouldn’t be in the NFL. Not only is he in the league, he’s helping his New Orleans Saints drive to the Superbowl. Published 4:58 p.m. January 8, 2012 - Comments

     
  • The Matisyahu concert in West Palm Beach on Thursday showcased both his musical genius and his spiritual dedication.

    Beardless Matisyahu sings to West Palm Beach (PHOTO)

    The Matisyahu concert in West Palm Beach on Thursday showcased both his musical genius and his spiritual dedication. Published 6:50 p.m. December 30, 2011 - Comments

     
  •  A writer, an anonymous poet, a cartoonist, and an unwitting 8-year-old in the 1800s created and refined our current day Santa.

    Where did Santa Claus come from?

    A writer, an anonymous poet, a cartoonist, and an unwitting 8-year-old in the 1800s created and refined our current day Santa. Published 8:58 p.m. December 9, 2011 - Comments

     
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Lisa M. Ruth

Lisa M. Ruth

Lisa M. Ruth started her career at the CIA, where she won several distinguished awards for her service and analysis.  After leaving the government, she joined a private intelligence firm in South Florida as President, where she oversaw all research ...

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Lisa M. Ruth started her career at the CIA, where she won several distinguished awards for her service and analysis.  After leaving the government, she joined a private intelligence firm in South Florida as President, where she oversaw all research, analysis and reporting.

Lisa joined CDN as a journalist in 2009 and writes extensively on intelligence, world affairs, and breaking news. She also provides investigative reporting and news analysis. Lisa continues to write both for her own columns and as a guest writer on a wide variety of subjects, and is now Executive Editor for CDN and edits the Global, Family and Health sections.  She is also a regular contributor to Newsmax and other publications.

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