Monthly Archives: December 2012

Prison Reform

There is close to nothing right with the prison system in the United States. Our prison system is one that takes criminals off of the streets for too long, spending a fortune on them while they do nothing for years … Continue reading

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My idea for education reform.

 I believe that a lot of our countries problems could be solved by improving the education system in the United States.  One of the biggest problems facing our education system is the quality of teachers in the public school system. … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: A Politician Above Politics

Part of Hillary Clinton’s likability as a political figure stems from how she positions herself as a female politician. She does a lot of her work as “service” rather than “personal ambition.”  If she does chose to run in the … Continue reading

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Disability and Democracy

Earlier this week, the Senate voted 61-38 to pass the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, falling short of the two-thirds (66) needed to ratify the treaty. The treaty would not have changed any U.S. laws, … Continue reading

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Art As A Political Presence

While reading this article on the often overlooked undocumented queer and trans* people in the United States, I appreciated the art that was attached and looked into the artist. Julio Salgado has a pretty incredible tumblr featuring his art (which … Continue reading

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Another Moderate Departure

In the November 6th elections Angus King won one of the US senate seats from Maine replacing Senator Olympia Snowe who is retiring.  Snowe is a republican who has served as a US Senator since she was elected in 1995 … Continue reading

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Could you spend $42 million in a year?

I have mentioned this in quite a number of my blog posts, but I think it is appalling how much is spent on campaigns in America. I was therefore both surprised and disappointed to find that Elizabeth Warren, who participated … Continue reading

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