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Civics 101: Take your kids with you when you vote!

By R. Neal
January 17, 2008 - Discussions about youth involvement in government and politics frequently turn to the question: "Do they still teach civics these days?" With early voting underway in many states in the South and Super Tuesday right around the corner, parents have an excellent opportunity for a real life civics lesson: Take your kids with you when you vote!

Democratic candidates on health care

By R. Neal
January 3, 2008 - The following table summarizes the basic elements of a plan that would provide affordable, portable, universal health insurance to all Americans, and indicates whether the candidate's proposals include that element.

Controversial Road to Nowhere at dead end

By R. Neal
December 27, 2007 - The controversial "Road to Nowhere" is officially not going to be built. An environmental impact study recommendation in October led the way for Congress to appropriate money for a $6 million "down payment" on a $52 million cash settlement with the citizens of Swain Co., who were promised a new road when construction of Fontana Dam flooded an existing road in 1943.