By Romy Esposito
By Romy Esposito
Originally posted on Fortune:
Before Randi Williams spent last summer in San Francisco, the 19-year-old computer-engineering student from Maryland had only one idea on how to break into the tech industry: Get a bachelor’s degree, get a master’s degree, then start applying for jobs. It’s a formula that seems routine except, perhaps, in Silicon Valley, where internships, connections, and even dropping out of college can be a means to a job at a tech startup.
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Originally posted on and that's the way it was:
Apparently the country was due for another round of Paul Ryan’s “Message: I Care” tour
…because yesterday he released his brand new idea for saving the poor: The Opportunity Grant®. The plan is to merge a whole lot of individual programs for the poor into one program that gives block grants to the states and allows state governments to determine how best to use them to
benefit the wealthy help their own economically disadvantaged citizens:
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Originally posted on Did You Check First?:
If you’re like me, you may have little to no understanding or appreciation for something called the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank.
The Pittsburgh Business Times published a good article today titled, Roderick, NAM urge action on Export-Import Bank. I recommend reading it.
Here’s an excellent description of the Ex-Im:
In 2013, the Ex-Im bank supported $37 billion in exports that helped to sustain 200,000 U.S. jobs at 3,400 companies, according to Jay Timmons, president and CEO of NAM.
And it’s not just the big companies like Westinghouse that benefit from the program: About 90 percent of Ex-Im bank transactions in 2013 benefited small business…
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Originally posted on Politics From The Middle:
“We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Our Declaration of Independence goes on to say, “That in order to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
A lot of Americans remember the all men are created equal part but forget that in order for all of us to secure these rights each and every citizen needs to take responsibility and be part of the process of giving our consent.
Frankly, many of us take our freedoms for granted or they have decided that they can not make a difference. The great danger is through our lack of interest, disgust or disappointment the inertia created can and does create the conditions…
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Originally posted on Eideard:
Like any politician skewered by Colbert, Pearce has now passed beyond the deer-in-the-headlights stage and has his minions running hither and yon – trying to soften the effect of Colbert and his army of fans who laugh at what passes for a conservative in 21st Century America.
Thanks to Steve Terrell
Originally posted on A Graceful Mess:
So, after much reflection, I’ve decided that during my past 2 years in college, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve grown from the days of being a freshman at Loyola, and here are some of the tips and lessons that I’ve learned along the way. These might be helpful to those of you who might be entering college soon, and might have NO idea of what to expect :)
1. Be Open Minded and Embrace Change
First things first, going to college brings a lot of changes into your life- which I’m sure you already knew. You’ll be away from home, be making new friends, have a new home and may even be in a new city- see, lots of change! During this time, take advantage of all these changes, because you never know what you’ll end up learning about yourself and the people around you. And, during college you’re going to…
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Originally posted on The Fifth Column:
Yes TFC friends…this sort of degradation of the Office and the man has occurred on a daily basis since 2008…
A senior policy analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, which bills itself as the think tank of the anti-immigrant Right, told a Florida-based Tea Party group last week that President Obama not only deserves impeachment, but that “being hung, drawn and quartered is probably too good for him.”
The Center for New Community’s Imagine 2050 blog first reported on Stephen Steinlight’s remarks.
Steinlight also said that John Boehner’s lawsuit against the president is a “political loser” and claimed that while Obama deserves to be impeached, such an effort would backfire on Republicans.
CIS describes Steinlight as “one of the nation’s most insightful voices on immigration” who provides “expert testimony” for government panels.
A rash of opinion polls which have come out, not push polls…
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Originally posted on The New Democrat on WordPress:
Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator John Tester with the lines of the veterans affairs debate. Senator Bernie Sanders, “that if you can afford to send your soldiers to war, you can afford to take care of them when they come back”. And the one from Senator Tester “taking care of veterans is a cost of going to war”. Something that House Republicans or at least the Tea Party Caucus has either forgotten or simply doesn’t understand. That it apparently it was easy for them to run up the national credit card during the Iraq War. But guess what that bill has come due and its time to pay and they don’t seem to want to pay the bills.
|Taking Care of Veterans is a Cost of Going to War|
Originally posted on CNN Political Ticker:
Washington (CNN) – There’s not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.
A CNN/ORC International poll released Friday morning also indicates that a small majority of Americans do not believe that Obama has gone too far in expanding the powers of the presidency.
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