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Progressive Caucus, Populist Caucus: Progressiver Than Thou?

Late last month, second-term congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa announced the formation of the Populist Caucus in the 111th Congress, a group organized around advocacy for the following principles: Creating Good Jobs and a Secure Retirement: Creating and retaining good-paying jobs in America, providing fair

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Poverty in Ohio University Towns: Is it the Students?

Earlier this week, WOSU radio reported on new Census figures for poverty in the Ohio towns of Oxford and Athens. The angle at WOSU was to express surprise that the two communities had such high poverty rates (49.3% and 52.3% of individuals respectively), even though

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Intercollegiate Studies Institute Civics Test Flunks Out

“Americans Don’t Know Civics,” flatly declares the USA Today headline. Agence France Presse and Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker dutifully follow suit, passing on the press release of the “Intercollegiate Studies Institute.” Americans are expected to recoil, recoil! at the following fact points: More than

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Unity08 Gave Money to Draft Bloomberg Committee

Happy April 15! This isn’t just the day you need to file your tax return. It’s also the day that political organizations not regulated by the FEC are required to file their 1st Quarter disclosures of political contributions with the Internal Revenue Service. Well, looky

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?