Category Archives: Education

Four reasons to go for the Financial Transaction Tax, Bernie Sanders’ proposal to fund public colleges

by Deborah Lagutaris aka Olivia LaRosa, January 6, 2016 Deborah Lagutaris has a Law and Society BA from UC Santa Barbara with a minor in 20th century political history. She has a law degree from UC Hastings College of the … Continue reading

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Bernie Sanders wins the Interwebs! Four reasons Bernie can become our President.

The New York Times frets that Hillary’s campaign suffers from “a lack of enthusiasm.” Well yeah, duh! People keep saying that Hillary is “the one,” yet the public keeps demonstrating how reluctant they are to support a chameleon candidate whose … Continue reading

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Rightwing Media Report: NJ says-Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

The National Journal (NJ) is a right-wing publication in the old style, evoking a time when gentlemen with those not-sexy-at-all muttonchop whiskers respected and followed the rules of debate and eschewed logical errors. Back when I used to be a Republican … Continue reading

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Help, Senator Warren! Student Loan Interest Deduction is Capped at $2,500!

Please sign my petition! I posted this petition today. This is my third. I declared victory for my first petition, and my second is still circulating. I am a tax practitioner and one of my new clients has sizable student … Continue reading

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Harvard Ed School students protest graduation speaker

My comments: These graduates from Harvard know their own minds. They object to having a speaker with an agenda that is in direct opposition to the highest aspirations of these talented future educators. “Reform” means giving up local control of … Continue reading

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Starving the Future

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/opinion/blow-starving-the-future.html?smid=pl-share By CHARLES M. BLOW America is in trouble. Emerging economic powers China and India are heavily investing in educating the world’s future workers while we squabble about punishing teachers and coddling children. This week, the Center for American Progress and … Continue reading

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