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Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Obama’s No Child Left Behind Decision? It’s More Complicated Than That

Through an executive order just days ago, President Obama has changed education policy for the better, but the new policy will also raise some eyebrows. With his decision, the goal of achieving 100 percent passing of standardized tests across the country by 2014 is no longer a mandate.

by Democratic Darling· · News
‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Spreads To Los Angeles (VIDEO)

The Wall Street protest has jumped to the West Coast. Protesters in Los Angeles took to the streets on Saturday to support their fellow countrymen and women in New York.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Once More, a European Conflict Threatens the World

Twice in the twentieth century, Europe plunged the world into massive wars that cost millions of lives to fight and billions of dollars to wage. Now, eleven years into the twenty-first century, another major conflict in the Continent threatens to wreak untold carnage upon the globe. This time the financial cost might well run into the trillions.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

Is the Term African-American Stupid or Necessary?

I’ve encountered many conservatives and Republicans who have openly pushed for a complete omission of the word African being placed in front of American, because just being an American should be sufficient, as we are all one great nation. On paper, it’s a unifying idea, but in reality; it’s hypocrisy in its finest hour.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

With A Swipe Of The President’s Pen, No Child Left Behind Gets Left Behind

In another of President Obama’s new “get tough” moves, he, via executive order, got rid of one of the many bad laws that made up the Bush legacy. Today, No Child Left Behind is gone.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Occupy Wall Street Is The Voice of A Generation, Catch Up Here (Pics, Video)

The Revolution will not be televised, but it is being live-streamed right now. Right now as I write, thousands of people are marching through New York City to Union Square. Even as many news outlets dismiss, ignore and blackout the Occupy Wall Street rebellion, the movement is gathering force like a wave that soon will crest and smash on the shore of capitalism.

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: More Republican Hostage Taking

Once more the government is on the brink of a shutdown, just like it was last December and this past April. Once more, Republicans have pointed a loaded gun at the country and once more we get to see why the American people have nothing but contempt for their elected officials.

by Peter Fegan· · News
Mitt Romney: Too Much for Rick Perry, Concerning to President Obama?

Mitt Romney: Too Much for Rick Perry, Concerning to President Obama?

Arguably, the most intriguing aspect of this entire debate was the ability of the candidates to morph this GOP nomination debate into a political referendum on Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney was the most vocal in doing that.

by Bryian Revoner· · News, Political Humor, Political Rants
Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Again

Republicans Threaten To Shut Down The Government Again

Republicans are once again taking America to the brink of economic calamity. House Republicans rejected a spending bill that would keep the government funded and would provide disaster relief funds to FEMA to aid hurricane, tornado, earthquake, flooding, and wildfire victims across the country.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Wisconsin Wire:  Locks Closed During Walker Croquet Event, Floatilla and Balloons Stalled

Wisconsin Wire: Locks Closed During Walker Croquet Event, Floatilla and Balloons Stalled

It seems Scott Walker cannot do anything without people holding him accountable. He goes out to eat and gets booed out of the restaurant. He holds an event at the mansion and there are always protesters and a Floatilla. Last night was no exception.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Yes, It’s Class Warfare. Do Something About It.

Yes, It’s Class Warfare. Do Something About It.

To hear most Republicans talk, class warfare is when the nasty politicians beat up on our country’s hapless, beleaguered millionaires who, if we’d just cut their taxes some more, would be vigorously creating more jobs.

by Jeff· · News
Cutting Entitlements

Cutting Entitlements

I’m not the first person who has tread along the path I’m about to follow, but, I don’t recall ever hearing or reading anything that uses the word ‘entitlements’ when talking about something other than Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

Rand Paul Thinks The Koch Brothers Should Go To Jail

Rand Paul Thinks The Koch Brothers Should Go To Jail

A few days ago, Rand Paul did an interview in which he suggested that the Koch Brothers be sent to jail. After railing against environmentalists for trying to stop unregulated fracking, which is poisoning the nation’s water supply, Paul pivoted and stated that polluters who dump benzene, a carcinogenic chemical, into streams, should “go to jail.”

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

There is a lot of talk lately about freedom, liberty and tyranny. Fear not, not-so-young tea partier, the government is not taking away our liberty. Where would the profit be in that? No, they aren’t taking it away. In true capitalist fashion, they are selling it to the highest bidder.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Rick Santorum Endorses Republican Plan To Rig Presidential Election In Pennsylvania

Rick Santorum Endorses Republican Plan To Rig Presidential Election In Pennsylvania

Republicans are stepping up their efforts to rig elections in their favor. Pennsylvania Republican Governor Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania GOP have devised a plan that would award most of the state’s electoral votes to the Republican Presidential candidate even if Democrats get the most votes. And Rick Santorum supports it.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
The Racists Think I’m One Of Them

The Racists Think I’m One Of Them

I’m a bleeding heart liberal white woman from a suburb of Chicago. I work in a professional job. I’m not on government assistance. And many white people – racist white people, the people with attitudes about the poor, those on government assistance or young black people having babies out of wedlock…those people often think I’m one of them.

by Julie Driscoll· · News, Political Rants
Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus?  Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus? Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with the Religion News Service has released the results of a study, the results of which should come as no surprise to those people who are well aware of the intellectual limitations of some of the most outspoken people engaged in the American national dialogue.

GOP Audience Boos Gay Soldier, Santorum Promises To Reinstate DADT

GOP Audience Boos Gay Soldier, Santorum Promises To Reinstate DADT

During the GOP Debate tonight in Orlando, Florida, a gay soldier named Steven Hill asked Rick Santorum a question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the policy that kept gay soldiers from serving openly until it was officially repealed on September 20th. The audience promptly booed Hill and Santorum failed to condemn the audience reaction.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX)

Stormfront Supports Ron Paul — What Does That Mean?

Stormfront Supports Ron Paul On August 17th, 2011, another esteemed author at Addicting Info published an article entitled, “Is Ron Paul A White Supremacist? Absolutely!” Part of that article covered a website called www.stormfront.org, a so-called “white nationalist” group of forums. Well, stormfront thought that it’d be appropriate to call […]

by Justin Acuff (Isaacs)· · News
Peaceful Protesters Arrested For Wearing Halloween Mask

Peaceful Protesters Arrested For Wearing Halloween Mask

As the Occupy Wall Street protest continues, police in lower Manhattan have begun arresting protesters. But protesters are not being arrested for disorderly conduct. They are being arrested for wearing Halloween masks.

by Nurse Pam· · News