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The Florida Times-Union
Commenting on Virginia shootingSOCIAL SECURITY Examining solutions The country is bankrupt. The richest nat
Commenting on Virginia shooting
The Florida Times-Union / Posted yesterday
SOCIAL SECURITY Examining solutions The country is bankrupt. The richest nation in the world is $18 trillion in debt. President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society has devastated the country. The only things that have grown since LBJ was president... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
On LBJ Day remember opportunityToday, Lyndon Baines Johnson Day, Texas honors a great American with a state ho
On LBJ Day remember opportunity
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 2 days ago
Today, Lyndon Baines Johnson Day, Texas honors a great American with a state holiday. The irony is that, on the policy front, Texas has for many years been distancing itself from the logic inherent in the 36th president’s signature... Read more
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Salon.com
Welfare is a dirty word: How the right hijacked American political discourseThis article originally appeared on “Sticks and stones can break my bones but
Welfare is a dirty word: How the right hijacked American political discourse
Salon.com / Posted 3 days ago
This article originally appeared on “Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never harm me.” A fine sentiment, but any child subjected to cyber bullying knows that words do indeed matter. Language evolves. Sometimes a word that once was... Read more
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Entrpreneur
Anchor Babies? What Really Matters in U.S. Presidential Race.Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures t
Anchor Babies? What Really Matters in U.S. Presidential Race.
Entrpreneur / Posted 4 days ago
Entrepreneur and CultureIQ are searching for the top high-performing cultures to be featured on our annual list. Think your company has what it takes? Click here to get started. Last week, Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Jeb Bush... Read more
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New York Magazine
How New Orleans Proved Urban Education Reform Can WorkPublic charter school students in New Orleans.Photo: Gerald Herbert/Corbis The
How New Orleans Proved Urban Education Reform Can Work
New York Magazine / Posted 5 days ago
Public charter school students in New Orleans.Photo: Gerald Herbert/Corbis The creation of high-achieving urban charter schools is one of the most impressive triumphs of American social policy. For all the success of the New Deal and the Great... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
For a Successful Crusade Against CorruptionSo much has been written on the devastating effect of corruption on Nigeria and
For a Successful Crusade Against Corruption
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
So much has been written on the devastating effect of corruption on Nigeria and the Nigerian people that I will not devote much time in this brief write up on the magnitude of the evil that this cancer has done to our nation. Corruption has held our... Read more
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TribLIVE
Who in GOP field will seize Trump’s populist mantle?On Devil's Night, the night before Halloween, in 1964, Barry Goldwater forecast
Who in GOP field will seize Trump’s populist mantle?
TribLIVE / Posted 6 days ago
On Devil's Night, the night before Halloween, in 1964, Barry Goldwater forecast a “stunning upset” for himself in the presidential election just days away, with the aid of “millions of unhappy and disgusted Americans.” The Arizona Republican spoke... Read more
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Slate
Why Black Lives Matter Is So Focused on Bernie Sanders and How It’s Paying OffWho's winning, who's losing, and why. Black Lives Matter Protests MatterWhy th
Why Black Lives Matter Is So Focused on Bernie Sanders and How It’s Paying Off
Slate / Posted 11 days ago
Who's winning, who's losing, and why. Black Lives Matter Protests MatterWhy the group is so focused on Bernie Sanders, and how that strategy is paying off. Let’s look at the Bernie Sanders plan for a fairer economy. Crafted in his years as the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tuesday's Letters: Balanced budget must be in the U.S. ConstitutionSAVE THE BLACK BEARS Stop the cruel hunt After signing petitions to stop the
Tuesday's Letters: Balanced budget must be in the U.S. Constitution
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 11 days ago
SAVE THE BLACK BEARS Stop the cruel hunt After signing petitions to stop the hunt for Florida black bears, I created my own petition to save the bears at this website: tinyurl.com/qxfcsbl. I’ve watched animals in Florida be slaughtered by... Read more
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Salon.com
The gentrification of “Sesame Street”: Cashing out, once and for all, from the radical notion that the urban working class are people, tooWell, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s time to admit that like every othe
The gentrification of “Sesame Street”: Cashing out, once and for all, from the radical notion that the urban working class are people, too
Salon.com / Posted 12 days ago
Well, it’s been a long time coming, but it’s time to admit that like every other trendy NYC neighborhood that gets spotlighted on a TV show, “ I admit I haven’t been a regular viewer of the program since I hit puberty, having long ago familiarized... Read more
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Anderson Independent-Mail
New S.C. State students hope to help rebuild struggling collegeFranklin Evans promised an overcapacity crowd of incoming S.C. State freshmen a
New S.C. State students hope to help rebuild struggling college
Anderson Independent-Mail / Posted 13 days ago
Franklin Evans promised an overcapacity crowd of incoming S.C. State freshmen and their families Wednesday that the historically black institution offers a path for future success. “We are providing you with access and opportunity here at S.C.... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Are Illinois public universities doomed?Illinois has another looming financial crisis on its hands: the state's regiona
Are Illinois public universities doomed?
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 13 days ago
Illinois has another looming financial crisis on its hands: the state's regional public universities, a door to upward mobility for tens of thousands of teens every year and the last reliable economic engine in parts of the state. Northern Illinois... Read more
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Providence Business News
Pell Humanities Initiative honors Claiborne Pell’s commitment to the humanitiesNEWPORT – A new Pell Humanities Initiative will showcase the contributions of h
Pell Humanities Initiative honors Claiborne Pell’s commitment to the humanities
Providence Business News / Posted 16 days ago
NEWPORT – A new Pell Humanities Initiative will showcase the contributions of humanities in society as a way to honor the late Sen. Claiborne Pell’s commitment to the humanities. The launch of the initiative was announced Aug. 12 at Salve Regina... Read more
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Washington Post
The broke millionaire next door: A list of sports stars who’ve lost fortunesI often joke that when some people see someone driving an expensive car, they l
The broke millionaire next door: A list of sports stars who’ve lost fortunes
Washington Post / Posted 16 days ago
I often joke that when some people see someone driving an expensive car, they longingly stare and think, “Wow. Nice ride.” But when I see people driving luxury cars that cost a college education (okay, maybe two years of college), I stare and think,... Read more
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Japan Today
What U.S. hasn't learned about race relations: From Watts in '65 to Ferguson in '15 ‹ Japan TodayThe Watts uprising was a harbinger of things to come. Ignited 50 years ago on
What U.S. hasn't learned about race relations: From Watts in '65 to Ferguson in '15 ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 16 days ago
The Watts uprising was a harbinger of things to come. Ignited 50 years ago on Aug. 11, 1965, the Watts rebellion still challenges all Americans to consider whether the nation has made the progress that has been easily symbolized but rarely realized... Read more
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89.7 WKSU
Economic impact of the Great Lakes grows as long droughts increaseThere are approximately 6.5 quadrillion gallons of water in the Great Lakes;a q
Economic impact of the Great Lakes grows as long droughts increase
89.7 WKSU / Posted 18 days ago
There are approximately 6.5 quadrillion gallons of water in the Great Lakes;a quadrillion is one million billion. But that’s still not infinite, and people in the Great Lakes region have developed a greater appreciation of the economic potential of... Read more
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Washington Post
What Democratic debate contestants must be askedHillary Clinton delivers a speech on economic policy at New York University on
What Democratic debate contestants must be asked
Washington Post / Posted 19 days ago
Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on economic policy at New York University on July 24. (JUSTIN LANE/European Pressphoto Agency) Fox News moderators deservedly received praise for tough, on-point questioning of Republicans. Drawing on some of those... Read more
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The Washington Times
THOMAS DiBACCO: Herbert Hoover limited government, saw intervention perilsIt’s doubtful that Americans — or Republicans in particular — will pause today
THOMAS DiBACCO: Herbert Hoover limited government, saw intervention perils
The Washington Times / Posted 19 days ago
It’s doubtful that Americans — or Republicans in particular — will pause today to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the 31st president, Herbert Clark Hoover (Aug. 10, 1874). Yet, given the turmoil that the nation has faced in recent years... Read more
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Salon.com
These guys want to gut America: 6 ways the GOP has obliterated American opportunity—and how we can start fighting backAmericans First, as Paul Krugman pointed out, this blame-the-lazy-workers atti
These guys want to gut America: 6 ways the GOP has obliterated American opportunity—and how we can start fighting back
Salon.com / Posted 21 days ago
Americans First, as Paul Krugman pointed out, this blame-the-lazy-workers attitude was much more widespread within the GOP than among Democrats—from Romney’s 47 percent remark to Republican attacks on unemployment benefits and food stamps to Rand... Read more
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CNN
GOP debate: Biggest winners, losers (Opinions)(CNN)CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors to give their take on the first
GOP debate: Biggest winners, losers (Opinions)
CNN / Posted 22 days ago
(CNN)CNN Opinion asked a range of contributors to give their take on the first Republican Party debate of the 2016 presidential campaign, and to pick their biggest winners and losers from the night. The opinions expressed in these commentaries are... Read more
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BBC News
Five reasons Trump still tops the polls - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Five reasons Trump still tops the polls
BBC News / Posted 22 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America If... Read more
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Mashable
Mysterious, woman-shaped figure spotted on MarsWell this is surely definitive proof that there is life on Mars. (Editor's Note
Mysterious, woman-shaped figure spotted on Mars
Mashable / Posted 23 days ago
Well this is surely definitive proof that there is life on Mars. (Editor's Note: THIS IS A JOKE. WE ARE JOKING.) NASA's Curiosity Rover took an image of the Red Planet and captured a shape that bears a resemblance to a mysterious ghost lady walking... Read more
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MedCity News
How is Medicare coping with its midlife crisis?I was about to enter the 11th grade at Tyner High School when Medicare passed J
How is Medicare coping with its midlife crisis?
MedCity News / Posted 24 days ago
I was about to enter the 11th grade at Tyner High School when Medicare passed July 30, 1965. And I paid no attention. Two-a-day football practices and my job in central sterile supply at Erlanger Medical Center were my focus. A program to provide... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
How America got polarizedAs my wife and I waited to see a screening of "Best of Enemies," a new document
How America got polarized
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 26 days ago
As my wife and I waited to see a screening of "Best of Enemies," a new documentary focusing on the debates between the conservative publisher William Buckley Jr. and the liberal author Gore Vidal in the summer 1968, I overheard another guest say, "It... Read more
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22 WSBT South Bend
How America got polarizedAs my wife and I waited to see a screening of "Best of Enemies," a new document
How America got polarized
22 WSBT South Bend / Posted 26 days ago
As my wife and I waited to see a screening of "Best of Enemies," a new documentary focusing on the debates between the conservative publisher William Buckley Jr. and the liberal author Gore Vidal in the summer 1968, I overheard another guest say, "It... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
What's in a wordDemocratic Party. Beginning with the Progressive Movement and Franklin Rooseve
What's in a word
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
Democratic Party. Beginning with the Progressive Movement and Franklin Roosevelt's "New Deal" all the way through LBJ's "Great Society" and the presidency of Barack Obama, we have had a social democratic party without the disadvantageous... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
Celebrating the value of Medicare, Medicaid at 50Think government, and many Americans instinctively think distress, dissatisfact
Celebrating the value of Medicare, Medicaid at 50
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 27 days ago
Think government, and many Americans instinctively think distress, dissatisfaction and disappointment. Just glance at the widespread distress over Islamic State terror threats, glimpse at the wholesale dissatisfaction over our do-nothing Congress or... Read more
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Washington Post
Medicare at 50: Looking back, and looking forwardFifty years ago this week, Lyndon Johnson signed into law Medicare, the first t
Medicare at 50: Looking back, and looking forward
Washington Post / Posted 28 days ago
Fifty years ago this week, Lyndon Johnson signed into law Medicare, the first truly ambitious realization of the long-harbored liberal goal of securing a role for the federal government in providing health care to the poor and the elderly. He... Read more

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