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October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Stamp collecting is not the serious hobby it once was, but I want to offer a salute to this pastime that once provided me hours of fascination.


Senate rejects bill to discourage “sanctuary cities”

Democrats and one Republican yesterday blocked a bill that would have cut some federal funding from jurisdictions that have "sanctuary city" laws.


Tamir Rice's family asks for special prosecutor

The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.


Nine governors ask Congress to end Cuba blockade

A letter sent to the House and Senate leadership emphasizes the benefits, including to agriculture, of increasing U.S. trade with Cuba.


Benefit freeze to leave millions on Social Security out in the cold

"We urge Congress to act quickly to mitigate the devastating Medicare hikes headed for millions of Americans who can't afford them." 


Calif. governor signs law providing health care for undocumented kids

Among hundreds of bills signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown were several providing new protections for immigrants and against racial profiling.


Wisconsin’s Walker leads attack on Government Accountability Board

Civil service innovations have been crippled, changed or attacked in the last five years under Gov. Scott Walker. 


Today in history: Catholic pacifist David Miller burns his draft card

The Catholic pacifist affiliated with the Catholic Worker movement, attended a rally held near the Armed Forces Induction Center in Manhattan.


Up-close with the “pro-lifers” - and the need for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood remains the only resource in terms of OB/GYN care for hundreds of thousands of women with few to no other options.


Indigenous News: talking to daughters, Navajo midwives, rappers and saints

Mare Advertencia Lirika, an indigenous Zapotec, has made a name for herself on the Latin American hip-hop scene.

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