I was taught by my parents that nothing is free; everything has a cost to someone. How can a society provide free quality education? Were my parents wrong all this time and I didn’t know it?
The weekend before the Aug. 8 Missouri primary, half a dozen St. Louis volunteers went to Kenett where a historic state rep. race was going on. We volunteered to help Pat Allen, who would have been the first African American woman state rep. in southern Missouri. Though her opponent won the primary, the campaign was an important learning experience and in many ways a victory.
Habeas corpus is a legal protection embedded in centuries of English common law that guarantees a prisoner the right to petition the court if unlawfully imprisoned. It’s guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution. Until now.
School is barely open a month and six young girls and a principal are dead. Five girls remain in the hospital with gunshot wounds. The tragedy for the families and communities is profound.
By a razor-thin margin, the National Labor Relations Board voted 3-2 on Oct. 3 to immediately rob up to 8 million workers of their right to belong to a union.
Unless urgent action is taken, millions of Americans may be denied their right to vote and have their vote counted this November, voting rights advocates warn.
WASHINGTON — One month from the Nov. 7 midterm elections, a firestorm is raging over the revelation that House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and other Republican leaders covered up Rep. Mark Foley’s sexually explicit contacts with teenage congressional pages for nearly a year.
Don’t tell me that our country’s airlines aren’t innovators! Take U.S. Airways, for example — it’s the one that pioneered the placement of advertising on its fold-down tray tables. Not content to rest on its laurels, U.S. Air has now taken another innovative step: It is putting ads on its barf bags!
Anniston, Ala., is the first city in the country where the federal government has distributed gas masks to residents living near a chemical weapons incinerator. Gas masks are the government’s solution to the chance that lethal nerve gas could leak during the destruction process.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A judge on Sept. 7 temporarily halted lease sales of more than 1 million acres in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska that environmentalists say are essential feeding and breeding grounds for caribou and migratory birds.