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Pledge to America NOT the Answer

As we edge closer to November 2nd, we are faced with important decisions as we step into the voting booth. Knowing so

Remembering 9/11 and Honoring the Victims

How can we forget what we were doing around 9 am on September 11, 2001? I was teaching, going over expectations for my 8th graders as we

10 Things President Obama Must Do Before November

I saw this opinion piece from CNN and thought it was good advice for President Obama

An Experiment in Moderation

Link from Five Thirty Eight.

Knowing our collective frustration here at RFO as we watch more and more Republicans lean more and more to the right to appease the base (especially in efforts to win a primary) I thought this Michigangubernatorial primary was a unique race we should draw our attention to.

Immigration Reform: Now or Never?

Link from The Hill. As if President Obama does not have enough on his plate already, it appears he is boldly addressing yet another hot-button issue-Immigration Reform-rather than run away from it.

The Texas Textbook Massacre

From MSNBC. I have had to do alot of deep breathing exercises after hearing that the Texas School Board actually approved new textbook content which basically ignores facts and real history in exchange for propagandized/altered history which offers a right-leaning, conservative twist.

Time to Raise Up Our Voices

As we continue to debate major shifts from deregulation toregulation in areas like Wall Street, mining industry and oil industry reforms,I thought it might be a good time

Spill Baby Spill?

First of all, my thoughts and prayers go out to those injured and missing due to the oil rig explosion (link from NPR.) What a horrible human tragedy.

More Reasons for Financial Reform

Did we really need any more reasons for real financial reform?

Relax, We'll Be Fine

David Brooks has published a great op-ed article in The New York Times entitled Relax, We'll Be Fine which struck me for one reason: it is optimistic and upbeat.

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