Obama’s Gun Play

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

January 21, 2011
According to data from the nonpartisan… Center for Responsive Politics, the gun-rights lobby has contributed more than $24 million in election cycles from 1990 to 2010. About 85 percent went to Republicans… According to 2005 data from the U.N… the U.S. is in a league of its own, and not in a good way. We have nearly 9 guns for every 10 people, and about 9 out of every 10 of our homicides are committed with one of those guns. No other country even comes close… 52 percent of Americans asked believed that laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict.

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The Children that Fortune Forgot

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

December 13, 2010
UNICEF released a report titled The Children Left Behind: A League Table of Inequality in Child Well-Being in the World’s Richest Countries that is summed… the United States sits right at the bottom of the OECD nations… The richest nation in the world (for now) is also the one with significant disparity between the top and the bottom. Above all else, the characterizations about the American poor being ‘lazy’ must come to an end. It has contributed to a growing misunderstanding of poverty that has global implications (ie. American aid and welfare policies).

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