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Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Bridgeport is a microcosm of education policy battles taking place across the country Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 | Blog

The direction of this chapter is to take commerce 180 degrees in the opposite direction of free trade. Continue reading

Demonstrators march through Washington towards the National Mall to rally and demand that the U.S. Congress investigate the National Security Agency's mass surveillance programs Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
November 13, 2013 | Blog

Is the invasion of privacy through surveillance ever justified? Here’s what our audience had to say. Continue reading

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November 13, 2013 | Blog

It’s a great deal for the wealthiest, and a huge ripoff for the rest of us. Continue reading

Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen, left, and Liam Hemsworth portrays Gale Hawthorne in a scene from 'The Hunger Games.' (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close, File)
November 12, 2013 | Blog

This month’s food stamp cuts, and the additional cuts likely to come with a new farm bill, will have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of Americans. Continue reading

An October rally against NSA in Washington organized by StopWatching.Us, a coalition that includes Free Press. (Photo: Free Press/flickr)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Free Press’s Craig Aaron discusses the challenges the Obama administration and corporations are posing to a free press and a free Internet. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

We have a rich tradition of lauding our veterans while turning our backs on their real-world problems. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Cuccinelli, in his concession speech, complained of “being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million.” Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

On both ends of the equation lowering the age of eligibility for retirement would help the economy. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Americans subsidize each other all the time and the biggest beneficiaries are the middle class and the wealthy. Continue reading

Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 10, 2013 | Blog

Three years ago, a Supreme Court case, the US Census and anti-Obama backlash set the course for an all-out assault on women’s fundamental freedoms. Continue reading

Voter ID Students
November 8, 2013 | Blog

Shortly after passing the country’s worst voter suppression law, North Carolina Republicans targeted student voting. Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Blog

Read the personal stories of people who are agitating for change by standing up for privacy, civil liberties and justice. Continue reading

Food Stamps Illinois
November 8, 2013 | Blog

Congressional cuts to the food stamp program went into effect this week, making it much harder for struggling families to make ends meet. Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Blog

The United States has experienced fundamental changes that are dramatically detrimental to democracy. any honest assessment of America’s arc of history tells us that it has bent toward justice only when the demand has been sufficient to address the crisis. Continue reading

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