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About Face: Issa Pulls Panned Census Bill From Agenda
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Only One Country Recovered From The Recession Faster Than The U.S.
There is no evidence from any other nation that replacing a public system with a privatized choice system produces anything but social, economic, and racial segregation.
Is it the job of members of Congress to serve the interests of their corporate pay masters or to support the working class of 30 million Americans whose wages have failed to keep up with inflation as corporate profits and bosses pay have soared?
While news outlets don't just invent numbers on the budget, it would not be much of a change for the worse if they did. The news stories that we saw following the release of President Obama's budget followed the same practice we have seen in budget stories for decades. They threw very large numbers at readers that no one understands.
I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.
The cost of offering family planning coverage to employees accounts for less than one percent of total employee coverage costs. These costs are easily offset by savings to the employer due to averted unplanned births.
Like at a family reunion, the infighting at this year's CPAC started long before anybody arrived. First, the group American Atheists announced that it would be sponsoring a booth at the conference, with the goal of bringing conservative nonbelievers "out of the closet." The religious right was not pleased.
Our climate crisis requires us to evacuate our normal ways of doing things. That will not always be cheap or easy, but divestment can be done now with no loss, even possibly with an upside, say many financial analysts.
Paul Ryan's politics dictate that those who are down on their luck -- even children -- are soulless, not the Wall Street bankers who continue to crush the American middle class, necessitating such assistance in the first place.
In normal times on a different planet, the Obama administration's new energy path would pass for a sensible approach to maximizing national strength. As it happens, these are not normal times and we are not on the planet we once thought we knew.
It'll likely be years before we see Republicans (at least on the national stage) boldly taking pro-marriage-equality stands, and it'll likely take at least one more groundbreaking Supreme Court decision before the issue loses all of its political weight in the party. But glimmers of such a future can at least now be seen, which wasn't true even as recently as a year ago.
John Kerry's plan will fail because it will be "realistic" rather than visionary, and de facto that means speaking more to the power of Israel and its domestic lobby than to the aspirations of the Palestinian people.
One of the lies of the religious right is that its opposition to gays being protected by anti-discrimination laws stems from a desire for liberty. Claims of a defense of individual liberty are often made by religious right front groups that themselves pursue anti-discrimination lawsuits.
To what degree could Putin, or those acting upon his direction, be encouraged to consider the rule of law in their actions in Crimea and beyond and no longer be confident in their impunity?
The area's economy is booming, and many are living the American dream, but not everyone's boat is rising. Not even close. The reality is that a subclass of workers is emerging that are playing by the rules, and working hard, but ending up in shelters.
A Sunday broadcast on Canal Plus treated me, for the umpteenth time, to the spectacle of the National Front presenting itself as the Mr. Clean of French politics. In response, I refer readers to investigative work demonstrating that the contrary is true.
This is the dilemma for policy makers when it comes to improving our transportation infrastructure -- how to make commuters aware of the need for significant investment to make our transportation system better and safer.
Who are some history-making women who were unafraid to rock the boat? Many of them were instrumental to the growth and success of the National Organization for Women. Here's a timeline that is worth remembering with pride as we celebrate Women's History Month.
For some time now, observers -- a surprisingly wide range of them -- have been saying that Barack Obama seems more like a king than a president.
The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.