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Milking Public Education
Milking Public Education I’m growing leery of the role corporations are playing in charter-dominated school systems. By  Alex Xourias The building stood facing me, the windows staring ahead like hu...
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Tasty Homegrown Tomatoes
WHO DOESN’T associate a backyard garden with tasty tomatoes, lycopersicon esculentum. The perky plants at the stores come in two types: bushes and vines. Bush or “determinate” tomatoes grow into an...
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The Essential Role of Love for Humans
Everyone needs to be loved. We are social animals whose strength as a species is our ability to bind ourselves together in strongly bonded relationships which provide procreation and survival. Love...
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America's Hope
  Christians around the globe celebrate the hope we have in the Easter message.   Unfortunately, millions of Americans are faintly holding on. They are holding on to the instilled American dream th...
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You Pay Taxes – Why Doesn’t General Electric?
  You pay your fair share of taxes. Small businesses do too. It’s the price we pay to educate our kids, protect our communities and have some security in retirement. Why shouldn’t some of America’s...
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Ryan’s Joke Is on Us
Ryan’s Joke Is on Us The Wisconsin Republican's budget scheme slashes job training, education, infrastructure repairs, medical research, public broadcasting, the arts, and pretty much anything else...
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Video: What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
by BILL MOYERS
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
What the 1% Don't Want You to Know from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo .
Analysis: A Betrayal Roils a Top Political Race
by ROSS RAMSEY, The Texas Tribune
Apr 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Analysis: A Betrayal Roils a Top Political Race by Ross Ramsey , The Texas Tribune April 18, 2014 The standard for good old-fashioned treachery in politics is pretty low — in fact, many people thin...
Clean Water is Key to Business Success
by JENN VERVIER
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month....
Newburgh Conspiracy
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Could We Become an Un-United States  in Our Lifetime? Ignorance of Our History Threatens Our Democracy, Says Historian Many acknowledge that George Washington was our greatest president because of ...
Sideglances
by SARAH GREENE
Apr 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column was originally published in 2008. AS I have been doing nearly every Easter week for the last 40 years, I attended the annual meeting of the Texas Folklore Society — its 9...
The View from Writers Roost
by WILLIS WEBB
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ONCE UPON a time, as all good adventure tales begin, I sought “interesting characters” to write about. And, as I had read, witnessed in movies and thus believed, about all “good writers,” I looked ...
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FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, a shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean. From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there’s just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)PERTH, Australia (AP) — From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved on.


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This undated combo photo, provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, shows corn residue after grain harvest, left, adjacent to a field section where corn residue was baled and removed after grain harvest in Jefferson County, Neb. Biofuels made from corn leftovers after harvest are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a cleaner oil alternative from the start and will help climate change. (AP Photo/The University of Nebraska-Lincoln)WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.


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