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Maybe a rose by any other name would not smell as sweet. If you called a rose a “thorny, prairie, invasive,”would you stop to smell it? 1,065 more words

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Has the EU overplayed its hand in the Greek standoff?

The Greek Euro crisis is not a game; it is a deadly serious question of who really holds the power in the EU and the eurozone – the people or the institutions. 1,302 more words

European Union

Illinois Budget Stalemate Hitting U of Illinois Campus

URBANA, Ill. (AP) – A number of projects and programs are on hold at the University of Illinois because of the state budget standoff.

Gov. Bruce Rauner wants deep state spending cuts and has frozen a number of programs until a budget for the new fiscal year is complete. 104 more words


Greece in revolt - Popular democracy vs. EU technocracy

Following a week of vacation, I left Athens for London just hours after Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made his dramatic address to the nation, stating his intention to put the latest EU bailout offer to a referendum. 1,768 more words

European Union

Tens of thousands in central London protesting against austerity

Organizers believe that it’s possible up to a quarter of million people took part in today’s anti-austerity march and rally in central London.

Celebrities such as Russell Brand and Charlotte Church took part. 418 more words


International development is important, but the way we go about it is madness

George Osborne has announced that further cuts are coming to unprotected government departments. Meanwhile Britain now has the highest foreign aid budget of any major economy by some distance. 852 more words

Conservative Party

Kansas education officials see cuts affecting classrooms

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lobbyist for Kansas school boards and a state Department of Education official say potential spending cuts outlined by Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director would be felt in classrooms. 98 more words