The Follies

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McCrory’s baffling reaction to Obama’s immigration policy Reaction continues to President Obama’s executive orders on immigration that will allow five million undocumented immigrants, most of them parents of children who are American citizens, to come out of the shadows and openly participate in our society without the fear of deportation. There will be [Continue Reading…]


Monday numbers

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16.087 million—number of children living in poverty in the U.S. (Kids Count Data, Center Annie E. Casey Foundation) 22—percentage of children in the U.S. living in poverty (Ibid) 23,850—amount in dollars of the federal poverty level for a family of 4 in 2014 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) 566,000—number of children [Continue Reading…]


A Veterans Day no-brainer

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Law protecting military personnel from predatory lenders is badly in need of update, expansion Politicians of all stripes love to profess their dedication to and affection for the military and for men and women in uniform. This is especially true on days like today when the combination of waving flags, martial music and solemn [Continue Reading…]