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Failed Weapons Systems Cost Pentagon $58bn over Two Decades*

Failed Weapons Systems Cost Pentagon $58bn over Two Decades*

The Pentagon loves to throw good money after bad ‒ to the tune of nearly $60 billion on failed big-ticket weapons systems over the last two decades, according to a new internal Department of Defense review. 566 more words


Schott Foundation: If You Care About a Better Education for All, Vote NO on Question 2 in Massachusetts

Dr. John H. Jackson of the Schott Foundation (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Josie Greene, a director of another foundation (writing for herself, not her foundation), penned a powerful opinion piece about “a better education for all.” 915 more words

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Civil Rights Groups Sue to Block PARCC as a Graduation Requirement

Good news from the Education Law Center: Several civil rights groups in New Jersey are suing to stop the state from using PARCC as a high school graduation requirement. 880 more words


Does Donald Trump Lack Elementary Manners?

By now, you have definitely heard Donald Trump call our leaders “stupid” or “incompetent,” and I don’t know why the news has said nothing. They play clips and comment on it, but never do they comment on the fact that he has called our leaders stupid. 532 more words

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Alabamiana: Pardoning Clarence Norris, October 1976

It was forty years ago today – on Monday, October 25, 1976 – when Clarence Norris was pardoned by Alabama’s governor, George C. Wallace. Originally from Warm Springs, Georgia, Norris was the last living one of the… 1,185 more words


Central Park Five's Yusef Salaam Wants Voters and Pols to 'Just Dump Trump'

One of the five black and Hispanic men who were wrongly imprisoned for and eventually exonerated of the 1989 rape and beating of a female Central Park jogger reproached voters and politicians still backing Donald Trump—who once called for the execution of those accused and… 596 more words

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