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Phil Matier: Plan To Separate California Into 6 States May Be On Hold Until 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— A plan to split California into six separate states may have to wait until 2016 to go to voters with the deadline for the November ballot soon approaching. 332 more words

News

The new war between the states: Are income taxes to blame?

A new book examines what happens to migration, business, and wealth when states adopt income taxes. It ain’t a pretty picture for the taxers.

FORTUNE — The widening gap in policies and prosperity among the states has been a source of increasing controversy. 1,804 more words

Contributors

Harry Reid: Rancher's supporters are 'domestic terrorists'

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy are “domestic terrorists.”

The comments by the Senate’s top Democrat, made in Las Vegas on Thursday, seem to ratchet up the rhetoric in a dispute over grazing rights that the rancher’s supporters say is an example of government overreach. 169 more words

Senate

The United States Now OFFICIALLY Has The Power To DISMANTLE The Federal "Government"

Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution grants the States the ability to convene and amend, change or even SCRAP the ENTIRE Federal Government if two-thirds of the states (34 total states) call for it and three-fourths of… 672 more words

Diversity Among the United States

During my social work education, I was puzzled at the assumption that, aside from gender and sexual orientation, “diversity” mostly had to do with skin color, especially of brown and black varieties. 1,479 more words

Social Work

LOUISIANA: In defense of Sci Academy and other charter schools

Lately, Sci Academy and other New Orleans public charter schools have been the center of some controversy over their disciplinary policies. As a recent alumnus, I can confidently say that my time as a student at Sci Academy was one of the most academically challenging and rewarding experiences I have ever had, and that, without Sci Academy, I never would have made it to college. 629 more words

Charter Schools

ILLINOIS: Let public charter schools succeed

In Illinois you can almost imagine the spittle on their lips as furious lawmakers take aim at charter schools. Some want to do away with a commission that considers appeals when charters get spurned by local school boards. 736 more words

Charter Schools