By 2008 Haiti owed $1.4 billion to lenders including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and US. There's a movement afoot to lobby for cancellation of Haiti's debt.
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The comment threads on bills related to the issue have long been a valuable resource for people seeking information on unemployment benefits. I'm using comments from the thread as the core of this blog post.
The "czar" situation is a little more nuanced than the current email meme. There are no formal "czars" within the framework of government, and the term itself was created by the media.
This is awesome: "a non-partisan, fully-referenced, open-source and crowd-sourced wiki project that lists every candidate running in every U.S. Senate, House and governor's race."
The euphoria of November 4th and the upcoming excitement surrounding the inauguration are competing with the reality of each looming crisis, from the economy to Gaza.
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