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Union-Busting 101

BY KENNY BELFORD When the bailout money started flowing to AIG, Wall Street, and other major financial institutions not one single Republican senator or congressmen rushed to place themselves in front of a network news camera to demand the white collar workers – or even top management – be forced to take a pay cut….

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Defining Marriage

BY EDWIN E. VINEYARD Considerable caution should be exercised, and some trepidation felt, when the delicate topic of defining marriage is approached by any writer who is not already an ideologue on the subject. Most people in our country are separated into different camps on this. It seems now that this separation is into two…

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Giving Obama A Chance

By SHEILA SAMPLES Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, O Union, strong and great! Humanity with all its fears, With all the hopes of future years, Is hanging breathless on thy fate! – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The recent blowout election that gave us President Barack Obama resulted in a flood of…

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McCain’s Gamble, Reconsidered

BY DANNY M. ADKISON There was a candidate. When this candidate was asked about a particular subject matter about which some voters were concerned, the candidate’s response was, basically, the candidate could “see it” [maybe from the backyard]. When pressed with additional, what seemed to be challenging questions, the candidate would seem to play to…

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Millions Wasted

POSTED BY FROSTY TROY In the 2006-07 school year, the Bush Administration blew $595 million for the fast-growing industry of for-profit and nonprofit tutoring providers. It remains unclear whether or how much those extra lessons are boosting student performance. Researchers from the Virginia Department of Education released a report in April that compared the performance…

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