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  • Study finds policy wonks are fairer than the general public
    Study finds policy wonks are fairer than the general public
    The majority of people would consider that experienced policy makers were more self-interested in their decision making and bargaining for position in a legislative setting than the average person is. The exact opposite is the case according to...
  • Federal Election Commission Campaign Contribution
    What are the restrictions on Political Action Committees?
    A reader asked the question: “Are PACs allowed to give monies to local, state, and national political parties? If so, are there any caps on their contributions?” That is a good question, so let’s ask the Federal Election...
  • Berea citizens gather to comment on fairness ordinance
    Berea citizens meet to debate fairness ordinance for upcoming vote
    Since 2011, the community of Berea has toiled over the question of approving a fairness ordinance that would add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination provisions. On the evening of September 16th, the community gathered...
  • Jesus tells another story
    Jesus Takes on the Capitalist Christian Conservatives
    It’s the refrain of the modern day Capitalist Christian Conservative… you must work to earn your keep. That’s why they cut your unemployment benefits, food stamps, veteran’s benefits. Capitalist Christian Conservatives...
  • Unfair
    Three ways to fight fair
    People sometimes avoid resolving conflict because it feels like a losing proposition. If people approach a conflict with the feeling that they are being wronged or something isn’t fair, they won’t stand a chance of finding a resolution...
  • Russell Wilson
    Who’s ready to desegregate organized sports?
    There is much talk about sports in the news these days, most of it centering on outrage over offensive team names and/or mascots. But there is little talk about desegregation. Make no mistake: Desegregating sports has been a recent topic of...
  • Obama signature
    Three myths about Obama exploded by the health care debacle
    When all is said and done, the Affordable Care Act is destined to remain the law of the land for as long, in all likelihood, as the Democratic Party controls at least one chamber of Congress or the presidency. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius,...
  • Even the Elect
    Further sayings of the wise
    Read Proverbs 24:23-34If you have been following along with the Proverbs up to this point and the last section that you read was 30 Sayings of the wise, what would you expect next?How about more sayings of the wise? The 24th chapter concludes with...
  • Disengaged at Work
    Leaders: 4 Ways to Create an Engaged Workplace
    Have you ever been bored at work? Has there been a day or many days where you say to yourself “This is the same old stuff all the time?” Do you ever wish you could just leave the dull people you work with and go on an adventure? You...
  • Scholarships winners
    Columbia University seeks to change ‘white only’ requirement for fellowship
    “Desegregation may finally be coming to Columbia University.” That bit of misleading hyperbole from the joint pen ofDaily News writers Dareh Gregorian And Joe Kempkicks off a triumphal article noting:The Ivy League school is asking a...
  • Kanye West, Kim Kardashian allowed to bypass security at JFK
    Kanye West, Kim Kardashian allowed to bypass security at JFK
    The rich evidentlydolive by a different set of rules. Celebrities Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were escorted past a security checkpoint at New York’s Kennedy International Airport on Tuesday,The Washington Postreports.Transportation...
  • Nancy Pelosi
    The American nomenklatura
    In public discourse these days it tends to be popular to talk of class warfare. Politicians and pundits have found it profitable to divide the American citizens into classes and set them against one another. The rich against the poor, taxpayer...
  • Tax rates on income
    Can income taxes ever be fair?
    One of the key elements of the 2012 Presidential Election was the issue of taxes, or more specifically the so-called tax fairness of our tax rates on income. The issue was discussed in very simple terms. So simple, the debate failed to depict the...
  •  Is capitalism fair enough for our current society?
    Is capitalism too messy and unfair for America?
    "The capitalist has but one dominating motive, the production and sale of goods. The race or color of the producer counts but little.... The capitalist stands for an open shop which gives to every man the unhindered right to work according to...
  • Tweet by CNN's Peter Hamby
    CNN reporter Peter Hamby sends Obama donation request form to Twitter followers
    Imagine that you were a broadcast journalist and wanted to alert viewers who follow you online that the president was making a campaign stop in a particular battleground state. You might send out a message on a social network, say Twitter, reading...