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  • Classroom
    Social class differences contribute to classroom inequalities
    Social differences and the widening class gap in America are creating an imbalance in the educational opportunities of today’s children. According to a new study from Indiana University (IU) Bloomington to be published in the October issue...
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    House votes to cut food stamp budget by $40 billion
    In spite of veto threats from the White House, the House of Representatives reportedly voted Thursday to make large cuts to the food stamp program, according to a September 19 report from Reuters.Reuters reports that Republicans lead the way to...
  • No tax reform in sight until after the election
    No tax reform in sight until after the election
    Enormous tax hikes are on the horizon this January unless Congress gets its act together between election day and the end of the year.The average middle-class family making approximately $40,000 to $64,000 a year could see their taxes rise by over...
  • Senator Orrin Hatch
    IMF and Federal Reserve: US Senate Must Expose Naked Socialism
    Senator Orrin Hatch (UT) has finally summoned some courage and decided toresist Tim Geithner's dubious attempts to bail-out European banks at the expense of American tax payers. The senate is expected to vote on a bill this evening, June 22nd,...
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    Emanuel Wants More Single-Gender Schools
    Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel wants more public high schools, and more single-gender high schools in particular, to stem the departure of Chicago’s middle class.Back in prehistoric times, the year Earth day was founded, I spent a year at...
  • Unemployment extensions
    Republicans vow to block unemployment extensions until Bush tax cuts are OK’d
    Republicans have sent a message that it’s all or nothing as far as they’re concerned. Among the bargaining chips; sacrificing unemployment benefits extensions and blocking the repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don...