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Living Outside the American Dream

Living Outside the American Dream

The Tea Party doesn’t have a national headquarters or unofficial governing body. Nor is there a reliable count of its members, because there is no formal way for adherents to sign up. It is a collection of unrelated local groups: six people gathered in the living room to talk and complain over whiskey and soda. Indiana has 72 such affiliates, many named after Johnny Appleseed. Name variations often include the phrase “small government.” The local groups buy Tea Party golf…

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Voting Blocs May Decide the 2012 Presidential Election

Voting Blocs May Decide the 2012 Presidential Election

The political face of America is changing as immigrant groups, legal and illegal, build our population to at least 310 million – and rising. As the presidential election of 2012 approaches, the prime question will be turnout, that is, which voting bloc will respond to which candidate. Will the giant demographic trends already in place benefit President Barack Obama and his Democrats sufficiently to overcome the negative effects of joblessness and unresolved wars in remote lands? The basic constituencies of…

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Eliminate Unemployment

Eliminate Unemployment

7.2 million people have lost their jobs since the start of the recession. The effects of these layoffs have been horrendous on the workers and their families. The recession is making us sick, the employed as well as the unemployed. For most, losing your job means losing your health insurance. You drop your gym membership if you have one. You delay medical care to save the cost. You eat cheaper, less healthy foods. You roam the streets applying for jobs…

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