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Jul 24th

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Nobody asked me, Why we need a Congress?

Nobody asked me, but, I'm having increasing difficulty remembering why we need a Congress in this country. They don't do doodly squat except get in the way of the wishes of the voting public. In fact, it's becoming increasingly clear that they don't represent the people at all. They represent the big money interests that finance their campaigns, their investment portfolios and their travel junkets.
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Time to get smart on crime

The United States has five percent of the world's people but twenty-five percent of the world's prisoners. For the sake of our families and future we must do better.
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The State of Equality and Justice in America: No one can change the change

The State of Equality and Justice in America: No one can change the changeThe state of equality and justice in America is shameful-especially since the election of President Barack Obama. Unlike many of my friends who think America is going to hell in a hand basket, and have given up thinking things will get better for those who've been marginalized for so long, I still have hope for a better day.
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Employment gap creates economic divide

Employment gap creates economic divideComing the day after the 45th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the new unemployment numbers show that unemployment is still high - and remains much higher for African Americans.
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The State of Equality and Justice in America: The Federal Government must step up

The State of Equality and Justice in America: The Federal Government must step upForty years ago, the Supreme Court created an unmitigated disaster for our nation's school children when it ruled on the case of San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez.
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The State of Equality and Justice in America: Masters of our own fate

The State of Equality and Justice in America: Masters of our own fate"It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared." - Whitney M. Young
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$250k a year: Rich or not rich?

How much should you earn to be considered middle class? To be considered rich? Pinning down clear numbers is more complicated than you might think. During his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney stirred controversy when he grouped households earning $250,000 with the middle class. Rich and poor are relative terms, and our judgment of these categories is often informed by feeling, not fact.
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