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  • Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause, to Discuss Money in Politics
    'Democracy for Sale': LWV of Port Washington-Manhasset to host panel, March 19
    The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Port Washington-Manhasset is a panel discussion about the influence of money in politics, “Democracy for Sale: Money in Politics,” on Thursday, March 19, at 7 pm at the Port Washington Public Library...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the February 2015 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Mar. 6, 2015 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2015 is 5.5 percent, down from 5.7 percent for January, 5.6 percent for December, and 6.7 percent for February 2014.Total...
  • Demanding their rights
    America, there is a problem
    Now that the Department of Justice has released their findings on the Police Department in Ferguson, news reporters, politicians and non-black Americans are astonished by the systematic discrimination which existed in the department. The DOJ...
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    Arctic Ocean is Under Thin Ice
    The thickness of the Arctic sea ice -- the ice that freezes and floats on Arctic waters-- is much thinner than previously believed, and it’s thinning at an alarming rate.The new data, compiled by University of Washington researchers Ron...
  • NYS Tax Commissioner Ken Adams meets with Long Island property owners
    Cuomo tightens screws on property tax as weapon against schools, local control
    This is budget season and Governor Cuomo is keen to get his fifth on-time budget in a row, which would mean a March 31 deadline. But two of his major initiatives should get serious consideration and political spine: the property tax "credit...
  • Roger Beckett and Lamar Alexander
    Lamar Alexander honored for his work promoting civics, history education
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) accepted the 2015 John M. Ashbrook Award bestowed by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University in a brief ceremony at the Library of Congress on March 4.The Ohio-based Ashbrook Center has presented the annual...
  • Born to Coach
    Kevin Ollie, born to coach
    What does it mean to be a great coach? What does it mean to an athlete to have a great coach? Can a great coach’s impact be truly measured?As parents, in this age of year round sports and an unrelenting quest to find the opportunity for our...
  • Netanyahu Iran nuclear program
    The theater of politics according to Netanyahu
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech on the Iranian nuclear issue before the U.S. Congress on Tuesday claimed the United States is being naive in trusting Iran, whom he argued was fundamentally untrustworthy.The speech,...
  • Prison reform
    California with a blueprint for New Jersey and prison reform
    Over the last decade and a half, New Jersey has been one of the better states when it comes to reducing the prison population. It saw a decease by 26% from 1999 to 2012 while the nation's average rate increased by 10%. Just as important was...
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu
    Netanyahu wants perpetual war
    Nothing in Netanyahu's speech to the Congress gives any indication of how to end the current or any other conflicts in the Middle East. As usual, Prime Minister Netanyahu simply wants to tell the world that all Arabs are their enemy and seeks...
  • Stan Evans CPAC 2013
    Conservative icon Stan Evans dies at 80; remembered as 'present at the creation'
    One of the founders of the modern conservative movement, M. Stanton Evans, died on March 3, 2015, at the age of 80.Evans, who lived in Leesburg, Virginia, modestly described himself as a “former newspaper man,” as he had been an...
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    Shellfish Industry at Risk Because of Ocean Acidification
    The slow but steady increase of acid in the oceans due to burning fossil fuels has gotten to the point where it threatens the shellfish industry in coastal communities in 15 States, from Maine to Texas, and from California to Washington.According...
  • Controversy likely to continue after Netanyahu's address to Congress
    Controversy likely to continue after Netanyahu's address to Congress
    The controversy over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s appearance before Congress Tuesday isn’t likely to end with the completion of his address.Netanyahu entered the House chamber to an sustained standing ovation as he waved...
  • Stan Evans
    M. Stanton Evans Dead at 80
    M. Stanton Evans, a legend in the conservative movement, has died at the age of 80. Stan was my kind of conservative, a strong anti-communist, a firm constitutionalist and free-market proponent. He founded the National Journalism Center to help...
  • Bitcoins
    Bitcoin exchange BTER to reopen soon
    On Mar. 2, the China-based cryptocurrency exchange BTER announced that they “have decided to rebuild BTER's backend, completely solve the wallets security issue and re-enable all the tradings.” A timetable for the reopening was not...