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Sep 26 2021
The Peace Corps took Patricia Smith, like nearly a quarter-million volunteers before her, far from home.
Every morning, she rose early to walk the mile to her job, dodging cars on roads without sidewalks to make it to the public health site where she volunteered. The sun came up earlier in her host community than it did at home in Oregon, which required some adjustments. And sometimesChristian Science Monitor
Feb 06 2020
My fellow taxpayers, this is your quarterly warning that Uncle Sam is not a good steward of your money. The Congressional Budget Office just released its most recent 10-year projections for federal spending and revenues. The picture is not pretty.
A quick overview: This fiscal year, 2020, the federal government will collect $3.6 trillion in tax revenues. But due to its spendingReason
Aug 14 2019
The mayor of Fort Worth, Betsy Price, had an answer for her city's historically low turnout in local elections. She blamed the schools.
"Part of the problem is public schools aren't teaching civic engagement," she said during a mayoral debate in May, the election a few days away.
One of her challengers, though, blamed the press. "If the media would get more behind things and getThe Fulcrum
Aug 10 2019
One man likens immigrants to snakes, frets that they will never “go back to their huts,” and insists that they threaten “jobs, wages, housing, schools, tax bills” and more.
Another sees a “Hispanic invasion,” fears that it will bring the “cultural and ethnic replacement of Americans,” and warns that the foreign influx endangers “our way of life.”
After last weekend’s shooting inGuest Writer - Left
Jun 22 2017
Senate Republicans on Thursday released a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.Washington Post
May 07 2013
Vice President Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged what everyone involved in gun control has been saying privately for weeks: Any votes for expanded background checks must wait at least through the summer while the Senate debates immigration reform.Politico
Sep 18 2015
With less than two weeks left, talks have not begun over spending tax cuts and funding for Planned Parenthood.Washington Post
Aug 27 2021
Perspectives BlogFrom the Center
This view is from an author rated as Center.
There was once a time when America put aside its differences in the face of crisis. During wartime, during natural disasters, and after acts of unconscionable terrorism, all but the most virulent partisans and outliers would be able to put aside their ideological differences (at least temporarily) to come together toward aDan Schnur
Oct 19 2013
The day after the shutdown showdown finally ended, Pres. Obama is trying to refocus his energy on his second term agenda. Will he be able to make progress on issues like immigration reform, a budget agreement, or the farm bill? CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.CNN (Online News)
Jul 11 2015
The full text of the Greek government's proposal to its European creditors is now publicly available, and the Financial Times has a helpful rundown showing that the new Greek proposal is extremely similar to the reform package Greek voters rejected so decisively on Sunday.
The Greeks have agreed to virtually all of the European creditors' major demands. The remaining dVox