Counting Up the Costs of War

March 28th, 2011

By Jan Barry How many ways need it be said? America is going broke—and has become imperious, callous and cruel—waging wars around the world. A group of concerned citizens in New Jersey and New York set out recently to visually convey the costs of war for our nation. The result is a mind-boggling array of […]

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Kindergarten Matters!

July 31st, 2010

By Dr. Jim Taylor Did you read the article in the New York Times last week discussing research that demonstrated the clear importance of kindergarten to later success? It was a real eye opener for many people who are involved in public education and real confirmation for those of us who have advocated for true […]

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For the Greater Good

April 2nd, 2010

By Larry Ennis My mother and I share the dubious distinction of both being senior citizens, her at 90 and me at 70. Both of us receive Social Security and Medicare. We are both concerned about what our status will be under the new health care law. As more information emerges it’s beginning to appear […]

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Inequities and Morality

March 29th, 2010

By Tom Carter An article in The Washington Post today made me start thinking about inequities in American society and the moral responsibility we have, if any, to help those of our fellow citizens who have the least. The article focuses on proposed Metro fare increases in Washington, D.C. and suburbs in Virginia and Maryland.  […]

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Health Care and Government

December 7th, 2009

By Tom Carter Robert J. Samuelson takes an interesting look at health care spending.  Does government control health care, or does health care control government? President Obama’s critics sometimes say that he is engineering a government takeover of health care or even introducing “socialized medicine” into America. These allegations are wildly overblown. Government already dominates […]

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