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Haiti and Debt Cancellation Legislation

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

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.

The Unemployment Benefits Extension Explained by OC User nancym

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

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.

Who Are the Czars, and Where Did They Come From?

Avelino Maestas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avelino Maestas

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.

New "RaceTracker" Wiki to Keep Tabs on Every Congressional Race Nationwide

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jake Brewer

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."

Obama and the Progressive Community

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

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.