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Cutting kids If you want to see how badly sequestration is hurting people—and admittedly most congressional Republicans aren't interested in seeing that—look no further than Head Start programs.
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jul 09, 2013 at 08:12 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
I don’t have children, so my opinions on education are, shall we say, academic. But our opponents have made public education such an acrimonious issue that I think it’s important to push back on ...
by Liberal Thinking
Comment Count 36 comments on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
At Indian Country Today , Tanya Lee writes [Every Child Left Behind—Sequester Guts Indian Educationhttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/05/29/every-child-left-behind-sequester-guts-...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 64 comments on Sun Jun 02, 2013 at 08:30 PM PDT with 48 Recommends
Christ marshaled his apostles to venture into the world to do good, sans guns. Why don’t we emulate? Who can build that peaceful army of do-gooders? Only someone who can preach to the world. Is ...
by Peoples Lobby
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri May 17, 2013 at 03:21 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Oh noes. Sequestration is making it hard for defense contractors to know how many zeroes will be in their annual profits, and they would appreciate some certainty about what to expect, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Watching Downton Abbey would be pure escapism, a simple respite from the grind of work and duties of home. That is, except for the disquieting reality that Downton Abbey’s classist mores ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:16 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
We are governed by outright morons : On Tuesday, WIBW, a local CBS affiliate in Topeka, Kansas, aired a segment on how the 5-percent cut in Head Start operations was forcing ...
by Hunter
Comment Count 213 comments on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:43 PM PDT with 507 Recommends
So, as you've likely already read, Congress moved forward to undo one of the few parts of sequestration that actually affect them and their donors: the flight delays resultant from the furloughs of ...
by Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 04:59 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Although I’m in the latter half of my fourth decade of life, there are still many things I am learning about. I am slowly gaining awareness of the actual ways government affects my life and the ...
by phoenixvoice
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
After the New Organizations links, whats the first link? Now remember today was the first day of our Hell No! #NoChainedCPi blogathon, and every dairy in the "Pushing back at the Grand Bargain" ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 98 comments on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 06:30 PM PDT with 68 Recommends
Prepare yourselves for a some good ole fashioned blogathon, brought to by Fix the Debt, CatFood I, Catwood II (The Resurrection), POTUS, Nancy Pelosi & Harry (I'm going nuclear) Reid. You see the ...
by Roger Fox
Comment Count 50 comments on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:35 PM PDT with 107 Recommends
In the first 3 years of the Clinton White House, there were 2 memorable budget wars, in 1993 and 1995. The open fights with the Republicans were brutal, highest-of-high stakes white knuckle ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 06:33 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
When the beginning of sequestration didn't immediately cause a massive economic crash and widespread chaos, politicians and many national political reporters basically wrote it off as a non-event. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 21 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:54 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Sequestration is cutting 1,000 Indiana children from Head Start , out of 15,400 who are in the program statewide. That's leading to heartbreak for the families of kids who are being cut from the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:59 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Jon Stewarts connected the dots perfectly in this one. He shows the lack of forward think of the Republican Party’s objection to investing in high-quality pre-school. The final monologue is a ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 03:11 PM PST with 14 Recommends
President Obama is recommending reducing the pain of sequestration by raising revenue. This could be accomplished by eliminating cushy deals that the rich and corporations have bought for themselves ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 06:29 AM PST with 5 Recommends
The potential impact of the sequester is dizzying, taken state by state or nationally. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:57 AM PST with 37 Recommends
The sequester is coming, bringing across the board cuts to jobs and government services—and since the Republican leadership is digging in, ready to force those cuts to protect the wealthy from ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 31 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 05:45 PM PST with 29 Recommends
It is an axiom that teahadists have no sense of humor. To prove this, one teahadist started a cartoon about a conservative duck. The cartoon is most unfunny, but provides a short list of recent ...
by la motocycliste
Comment Count 27 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:08 PM PST with 11 Recommends
There is a great deal of angst and worry among progressives about what is going to happen in 2 months when the Republicans when the Republicans once again will be trying to hostage the entire ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Jan 04, 2013 at 12:21 PM PST with 9 Recommends