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You Think Education is Expensive ...

February 16, 2005 - Bad news from Alabama today: "Alabama's public high school graduation rate has declined substantially from 1991 to 2002 while the national rate has remained flat, a new study says. Alabama ranked 47th among states in graduation rates for the class of 2002, the latest year the study was conducted by the Manhattan Institute."

The Next Vieques?

February 15, 2005 - There's a battle going on between the U.S. Navy and community activists in Washington County, N.C., where the Navy wants to place an Offsite Landing Field (OLF) so fighter pilots can practice carrier landing.

A "New Republican"

February 14, 2005 - At the moment, it would seem the Republicans are in pretty strong shape nationally, controlling the three branches of government and all.

No Justice, No Rights

February 12, 2005 - A diary at Daily Kos gives a good run-down on the Senate's 72-26 vote on Friday for the "Class Action Fairness Act." Clearly, the White House is just getting warmed up in its assault on the right of ordinary people who are victims of c

States of Emergency

February 11, 2005 - Now online: portions of "Acts of God?", the latest issue of Southern Exposure (Winter 2004/2005), the Institute's award-winning magazine of culture, politics, and investigative journalism.