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Energy Freedom on the Ballot

William S. Becker | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

When it comes to issues the American people agree on, few have as much support as solar and wind power. Three of every four of us adults, when asked about "solving the nation's energy problems," prefer solar and wind energy over fossil fuels

Energy Freedom on the Ballot

William S. Becker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

It is a safe bet that the drama of the 2016 presidential election will become even more intense between now and November. As a result, other important elections may get less attention than they deserve.

Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 09.14.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Potential Constitutional Crisis in Taiwan Erupts Over China Trade Pact

Brian Christopher Jones | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Brian Christopher Jones

Taiwan's Legislative Yuan is now literally under citizen control. Late Tuesday night protesters, unhappy with the scrutiny applied to a service trade pact with China, stormed the Legislative Yuan and have occupied the building ever since.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Those Pesky Ballot Propositions - Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Deciding whether to 'increase the "rainy day" budget stabilization fund' in a state with the seventh largest economy in the world like California, requires a little more, uh, attention.