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Republicans Planned Shutdown Last July

Republicans Planned Shutdown Last July

A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning New York Times October 5, 2013 By SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and MIKE McINTIRE WASHINGTON — Shortly after President Obama started his second term, a loose-knit coalition of conservative activists led by former Attorney General Edwin Meese III gathered in the capital to plot strategy. Their push to repeal Mr. Obama’s health care law was going nowhere,...

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Hours Teachers Work: Eye-Opening Graphic

Hours Teachers Work: Eye-Opening Graphic

Interesting that the AFL-CIO union putting this graphic together chose a plump male to represent teachers when some 76% of all public school teachers are female…. Hmmmm From upworthy. . . When you look at the time teachers actually spend working, you can see that it’s not a cakewalk – at all. The next time your city or state wants to cut back on teacher salaries or hammer their...

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Affordable Care Act Will Save $$$ For Many

Affordable Care Act Will Save $$$ For Many

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s annual survey of employer-based insurance showed that over the past year, premiums for family coverage increased just 4 percent. While 4 percent is still a hefty increase for many workers, it’s far less than the double-digit increases that were common in previous years. What the insurance company executives were actually “disclosing” several months back was...

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Using Documentary Film in the Classroom

Using Documentary Film in the Classroom

Check out our new educational material on the use of documentary film in the classroom developed during one of the MEDEAnet workshops this year. The cinematographic analysis of the documentary film and its use in the classroom are illustrated with the help of ‘Our School’ – a film that documents the Roma children’s segregation in the Romanian schools. Before the screening of the film in...

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On the Fence About Syria? Read This!

On the Fence About Syria? Read This!

A quick reader on why military intervention in Syria is a big mistake–and what we should be advocating instead. Since Syria has not attacked the United States and the UN Security Council hasn’t authorized any international military action, a U.S. strike on Syria would be unambiguously illegal under international law. But that’s not the only good reason not to attack Syria. There are...

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Explicit Lyric Warning: Feminist Law Students Clarify The Lines

Explicit Lyric Warning: Feminist Law Students Clarify The Lines

The Law Revue girls would like to define those supposedly “blurred lines.” Enjoy our parody of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke. Sing Along. How many of us were disturbed by Robin Thicke’s thin disguise of self-loathing? Big Dick? Really? Join in with much better lyrics… its time to undermine the masculine confines…. CUDOS to Adelaide and her gang. Vocals: Zoe Ellwood,...

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