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Politics - Big Money versus Democracy

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"Money is the mother's milk of politics." Former Speaker of the California Assembly Jesse Unruh   When Speaker Unruh uttered his famous phrase in 1966, money lubricated the American political system to a much lesser degree than it does today. The Centre for Responsive Politics estimates that nearly six billion dollars wil...

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Reading Mania

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Economic crises are usually accompanied by conservative political efforts to cut government budgets.  In education, these conservative forces often push a back-to-basics movement, and today we are seeing that in a global focus on reading.  I recognize the great importance of learning to read for children and adults.&nb...

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