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Keeping Social Security Solvent

Vincent Gentile | Posted 05.03.2015 | New York
Vincent Gentile

I refuse to sit idle while others attempt to dismantle Social Security. I will not surrender to the fuzzy math of the anti-government crowd who think deregulation and privatization is a panacea for all ills -- real or imagined. I have a simple proposal that would keep Social Security solvent without slashing benefits.

Beware! Pearson's Plan for Education Is Coming to a Country Near You

Alan Singer | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Alan Singer

An examination of the Pearson publishing mega-giant's plan to control public education in Great Britain makes clear, the greatest threat to local initiatives in public education may be from powerful global corporations.

Turn Off the Lights: Public School Closings, Minority Youth and Bleak Futures

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

A seemingly undeniable historical reality is that minority youth have often been seen as devoid of the kind of innocence and worthiness of investment that white youth have been afforded.

Rescue Me

Sen. Daylin Leach | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education
Sen. Daylin Leach

Pennsylvania has a lot of school districts in grave financial distress. But as bad as this is, it gets far, far worse.

Social Security: Correction or Rejection

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

I sit here, holding in my hand, the testimony of my friend, Stanford G. Ross, to the Senate Committee on Finance on May 25, 2005.

Hedge Funds and School Reform: A Bad Mix

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

In the midst of the worst recession in our lifetime, some CEOs from hedge funds now want a shot at doing for schools what they did for the economy and jobs.

Education Is Not a Consumer Product

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.09.2011 | Education
Steve Nelson

Now, courtesy of Gates and others, we're on the front edge of an analogous privatizing wave that will drown public education. Once it's gone, we'll never get it back.

Experts Agree U.S. Water Infrastructure in Trouble

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

When municipalities work in tandem with private water service providers, the end result is likely to be more efficient, transparent and a better value for the customer.

A History Lesson for the RNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Will Nelligan Originally published on Turnstyle, a project of Youth Radio. I never thought I would see the day. CSPAN has finally jumped on the ...

The 2010 Election: America's Aretha Franklin Moment

Bennet Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

With the increasing chance of Republicans taking control of at least one house of Congress, I hereby invoke Aretha Franklin to deliver a simple message to the voters of America on this important election: Think!

The Mayor's New Right Hand Man

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Stephen Goldsmith's red state politics stand out in a city of true-blue Democrats, and his appointment is a clear indication that Bloomberg will make belt-tightening a key component of his third term.

U.S. Forest Service Survey Finds

The Durango Herald | By Dale Rodebaugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Visitors to U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are unhappy to find a private concessionaire instead of a federal uniformed forester at the entrance to na...

How Much Would You Pay For Your Next Breath Of Oxygen? When Capitalism Fails

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Phil began grilling me, "the US economy should rely on pure free market capitalism for everything. Anything involving the government is wasteful and ...

Shadow Elite: If You Believe That, I've Got a Bridge to Sell You....

Donald Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Mayors and governors staring down massive budget gaps are putting bridges, buildings, parking lots, and more up for sale. Who's buying? Wall Street, which, in turn, wants to sell off your public assets to investors.

Outsourcing India: For Obama And Singh, Democracy Means Business

Mira Kamdar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mira Kamdar

For those who've slammed Obama for socialism, pay attention to India where Obama is going boldly where no Republican government has ever gone before.

Arizona May Turn Death Row Over To Private Companies

nytimes.com | JENNIFER STEINHAUER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- One of the newest residents on Arizona's death row, a convicted serial killer named Dale Hausner, poked his head up from his televi...

Connecting The Dots In Chicago

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Can we calculate the cost of corruption to the citizens of Chicago? Does your city seem broke, incompetent, arrogant, unaccountable and impenetrable? Congratulations, you are a Screwed Citizen.