Politics

On Being One’s Own Hero: General Powell on STEM Education, Careers in the Military, and America’s Future

Colin Powell rose from humble roots to become a retired four-star general, statesman, and diplomat. He is perhaps best known for serving as the 65th United States Secretary of Service under President George W. Bush, as the first African American to hold that position. Powell also served as National Security Advisor, Commander of the U.S. …

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Immigrant Children: A Special Lens for the Immigration Situation

Immigration is a situation, not a problem. After all, the very nature of immigration means that people’s lives are in a mixed state of present stress and hope for a better future. Questions of identity weave in and out of the topic. Immigrants have to leave the patriotic pride of their former home and their …

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Marijuana: The Political Irony of Illicit Drugs

Marijuana is pervasively known in two strains; Sativa and Indica. Sativa grows tall and slender in hot countries in and around the equator, it’s predominantly over 6ft tall and suited for outdoors. Indica grows short and wide and flourishes in higher altitudes, its shorter growth spans is suited for indoor cultivation. There’s a contrasting experience …

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Legalize Marijuana? Pros and Cons

Excessive use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana can be devastatingly harmful—physically, socially, spiritually. If any easy, painless way could be found to banish them from the face of the earth, mankind would be the better for it. Unfortunately, we don’t know how. And all past efforts to deal with the problem—from the most severe to …

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Hillary, Is She Ready Yet, And If Not, Who?

Hillary Clinton has the whole nation guessing: Will she? Won’t she? Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, and wife of former president Bill Clinton – keeps political observers watch­ing her every move to determine if indeed she will run for presi­dential office in 2016. But there is yet another poi­gnant question – if she …

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AABE in Energy; AABE says “Get on Board”

The American Association of Blacks in Energy is on a mission. With an almost forty year history and forty chapters nationwide, they want to get African-Americans entrenched in the energy industry. AABE has grown to become the unique “national association of energy professionals founded and dedicated to ensure the input of African Americans and other …

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Charles Rangel expected to win another term in Congress from New York’s Harlem district

Despite a spirited challenge, Democratic voters in New York on Tuesday likely granted another two years in Congress to Rep. Charles B. Rangel, who has been there for more than 40 years. Rangel, a 22-term incumbent who has been the face and voice Harlem politics since 1971, declared victory late Tuesday night in his Democratic …

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS DECISIVELY ENDORSES CHARLIE RANGEL FOR CONGRESS

Following Final Poll Showing Strong Lead Heading Into Final Days, Rangel Earns Major Newspaper Endorsement From The New York Daily News NYDN: Rangel Outclasses State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, In Experience, Depth Of Knowledge, Washington Connections & Record of Delivering For New Yorkers New York Daily News Endorsement Follows Growing Momentum Of Grassroots Support For Congressman …

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Capitalism Today: Triumphs & Challenges
By Daniel Rose

| By Daniel Rose | Maurice Chevalier, the celebrated French entertainer, was asked on his 75th birthday his thoughts on reaching that advanced age. He replied, “I think it’s great, considering the alternative.”  Capitalism, too—the most productive economic system known—is preferable to the alternatives.  And unlike death, its excesses can be mitigated. Ever since Adam …

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