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Why the Gun Violence Research Ban at the CDC?

May 5th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

To better understand which laws and policies actually work to lower gun deaths, accurate research on what is effective is needed; but for decades the Center for Disease Control has been prevented from doing any scientific study on the issue whatsoever

Why is the NFL Tax Exempt?

February 19th, 2014 | by Rhonda Winter

Did you know that for decades the IRS has considered the hugely profitable NFL, and other professional sports leagues, to be non-profit organizations, exempt from paying taxes?

Elizabeth Warren: Expanding Social Security Now is Reality

December 16th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding that our nation strengthen Social Security benefits, as more citizens than ever before are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity or living in poverty. For millions of seniors, their monthly Social Security payments are the only thing that keeps them from being homeless, hungry and destitute

Jimmy Carter Demands another End to the Death Penalty

November 11th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Former President and civil rights activist Jimmy Carter has is once again calling for an end to the death penalty in the United States. Carter will also be part of the National Symposium on the Modern Death Penalty in America on Tuesday, November 12 in Atlanta, Georgia

Senator Warren Explains Why Government Matters

October 7th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

The most righteous Senator Elizabeth Warren concisely highlights the many vital and necessary functions of our government, from safe food inspection and scientific research to local road building and national defense. Warren explains why extremist tea party activists who claim to loathe every service that our government provides are actually hypocrites who are full of shit

Is the Failed War on Drugs Finally Going Up in Smoke?

September 3rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Last week the US Department of Justice announced that they have chosen to not challenge state laws in Washington and Colorado which legalize and regulate cannabis. This victory for pot legalization was also buoyed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick J. Leahy's announcement that he will hold a federal hearing scrutinizing our current marijuana policy

Town Misfires Trying to Force Everyone to Own a Gun

August 23rd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Earlier this year the city council of Nelson, Georgia unanimously voted to approve the Family Protection Ordinance, legislation which attempted to require that all heads of households possess a weapon and ammunition; however the curious ordinance quickly came under fire, as well as federal legal scrutiny

New Gun Control for California Works to Advance Public Safety

August 11th, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

California is once again leading the nation in enacting more sensible gun control regulations. This week the state Congress is continuing to draft legislation that would create a comprehensive database for the purchase of ammunition, as well as require all guns to remain locked up when they are not in use, and extend how long a person is prohibited from owning weapons after they have made violent threats against someone

North Carolina Moral Mondays: Playbook for States Suffering from Extremist Agendas

July 10th, 2013 | by ecolocalizer

Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women's rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina's new extremist legislation

HB 3472: Oregon Creates Free Pay It Forward State College Education

July 2nd, 2013 | by Rhonda Winter

Just as the indolent US Congress allowed student loan interests rates to double, the state of Oregon passed a bill to make college education much more affordable. HB 3472, known as Pay it Forward, would create a pilot financial aid program that waives tuition costs at state schools; after graduation students would then pay a small, fixed percentage of their income into a public fund for the education of others.

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