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Jill Richardson: ‘Leave’ Them Alone

Oct 17, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 - This time of year, your trees are sending you a message.

Although I grew up in the Midwest, I’m experiencing it anew. After spending eight blissful years in California, I’ve returned to a state where people wear hats shaped like cheese and where leaves turn colors and drop off the trees.

I’m...

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Emily Schwartz Greco: Here Come the Rain and Drought

Oct 16, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 - What is it about natural disasters and irony?

Just as local authorities in Detroit were denying thousands of people access to running water, the bankrupt city experienced an epic downpour. More than 4.5 inches of rain pounded Motown in mid-August, causing $1.2 billion in damage. Three people died, including a 100-year-old...

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Sam Pizzigati: America’s Grand Fortunes Go Overboard

Oct 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 - Imagine yourself part of the typical American family. Your household would have, the Federal Reserve reported in September, a net worth of $81,200.

That’s not a whole lot of money. But half of America’s households would actually have less wealth than you do.

Now imagine that your net worth suddenly quadrupled, to...

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Peter Certo: Obama’s Dumb War

Oct 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 - If Barack Obama owes his presidency to one thing, it was the good sense he had back in 2002 to call the Iraq War what it was: “dumb.”

Now, with scarcely a whisper of debate, Obama has become the fourth consecutive U.S. president to bomb Iraq — and in fact has...

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Sacramento Homeless
Pastor Cole leaves Homeless World; returns to his church, wife and home

Pastor Cole leaves Homeless World; returns to his church, wife and home

#revonthestreets
Pastor Rick Cole – the megachurch fellow who went out into Sacramento downtown Homeless World as a stunt to raise money and gain attention for himself and his church – has returned to his pastoral life as a fairly rich guy who sleeps in a bed...

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Dear Dairy…

Oct 14, 2014

That's when I realized that for me, writing is a performative act; it requires an audience. In some ways, that seems a bit creepy to me.

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Robert Reich: Why Government Spends More Per Pupil at Elite Private Universities than at Public Universities

Oct 14, 2014

Oct. 13, 2014 - Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers of children from the working class and the poor.

You can...

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The State Hornet
Columbus Day should not be a holiday

Oct 13, 2014

More than 500 years after the “discovery" of the Americas, Christopher Columbus continues to be celebrated in the U.S. every year, however, there is absolutely nothing worthwhile in celebrating a genocidal colonizer.



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He’s My Bum

Oct 13, 2014
He’s My Bum

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Malala

Oct 13, 2014
Malala

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