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Sales Tax Initiative Failure

From my many criticisms early on about the jobs fund piece of the #SalesTaxInitiative I knew if folks really started asking questions the entire initiative would fail, and that was simply because the more you question, the more you begin to figure out that it was not generally to help everyone or every business, just a select few. 1,017 more words


Gov. Nixon Announces Summer Jobs Plan in Wellston

WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a plan that aims to help 2,000 young people from low-income St. Louis-area families find summer jobs in 2015. 184 more words


Carneys, Cons, and Gangsters: Coney Island 1970-1971, by Marty Bernstein

Marty Bernstein worked in the New York state court system as a civil servant. He was like a round peg in a square hole—a left-wing court officer and clerk. 1,200 more words

Blog On The Sixties And Seventies


The Universe: it’s a funny place. It throws you some curve balls, it can make you see double, makes you wish you had never been born some days. 480 more words

One Ringy-Dingy

After the humorous but mortifying story of shopping for my brother’s jock strap, I thought I would post a nice memory of my brother’s companionship. It comes at the end of this meandering trip down memory lane, so stroll on with me for 800 words or so. 827 more words


Become a Civil Servant, Change Your World

2015 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Application

“Now is the time to apply to be a PMF.  These are highly competitive positions and an excellent way to enter federal service where you want to be.   203 more words

Student Debt: Is Today Really Different?

Many are horrified at the amount of student debt burdening college grads today– it’s not unusual for a student at a public university in Iowa to borrow $28,000 or more. 554 more words

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