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New York City Is Getting Coyote Ugly

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As coyotes settle in and become New Yorkers, there should be a gradual acceptance of their presence, just like those extremely annoying cartoon characters in Times Square. Read More »

Common Core Wars: Parents Opting Out of Testing Can Change Education for the Better

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Parents and teachers are forging an alliance to take back education, which in essence means eliminating most or all of these standardized tests in favor of something really radical – a day devoted to actual teaching! Read More »

Artquake’s ‘Colour Your Canvas: Democracy, Art & Dialogue’ Event Empowers Young Vancouver Artists

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The exhibit included the unveiling of the Democracy Mural project, a two-piece mural created by a group of youths between the ages of 13 and 25 portraying their vision for the future of democracy. Read More »

NAB 2015: Pep Rally with Jerry Lewis, a Former Senator, and Mr. Dodgers

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Peter Guber concluded, "For broadcasters this is not the end. It is not even the end of the beginning. It is the beginning of the beginning." Read More »

Tennessee’s Troubling Move to Name the Bible as the State’s Official Book

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Tennessee trying to name The Bible as the state's official book is the latest attempt to insert religion into government and challenge the U.S. Constitution's Establishment Clause. Read More »

Black Lives Matter: A Proposed Amnesty Program for Dirty Cops

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As a good faith gesture of conciliation to the black community, police departments around the nation should create South African style reconciliation commissions and grant amnesty to members of their departments who confess to wrongdoing that has resulted in the death or conviction of an innocent black man. Read More »

Hillary Clinton Needs the Challenge of Vigorous Debate

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Is Hillary's uncontested run for the Democratic nomination bad for the Democrats? Perhaps. Read More »

Taxpayer Beware: ‘Tis the Season for Scam IRS Phone Calls

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Be wary of phone calls from the U.S. Treasury Department or IRS threatening legal action. It's likely someone's trying to scam you. Big time. Read More »

Joan Baez Honored by Library of Congress and Amnesty International

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The human rights organization will honor the folk singer along with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei at a ceremony in Berlin in May. Read More »

Interview: Greenhouse Director Marc Hachadourian on the 2015 Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

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The curator of NYBG's famous orchid show talks about the incredible diversity of orchids and his 15 years working with them. Read More »