What Happens to a DREAM Deferred?

December 16, 2010 | Comments Off

Each year some 65,000 students graduate from U.S. high schools and begin their adult life in the shadows. Without citizenship or a green card, these graduates cannot legally enter the workforce, become taxpayers and contribute to the growth of our nation’s economy. America’s return on our lawfully mandated investment in K-12 education for undocumented youth [...]

Each year some 65,000 students graduate from U.S. high schools and begin their adult life in the shadows. Without citizenship or a green card, these graduates cannot legally enter the workforce, become taxpayers and contribute to the growth of our nation’s economy. America’s return on our lawfully mandated investment in K-12 education for undocumented youth [...]

Dear Peace Corps — It’s been 50 years since the idea of you was born during a speech by JFK at the University of Michigan. It’s been a wonderful life – and now is the time to see how you’re faring. Many people celebrating your birthday have focused on what you have and haven’t done. [...]

Memo to Congress: Extend Programs that Help Us

December 4, 2010 | Comments Off

Dear Member of Congress: You’ve got a lot to consider in this month. But this should be at the top of your agenda: extending benefits for unemployed workers and making sure struggling parents can continue to make ends meet. You must renew unemployment insurance benefits now for the millions of long-term jobless workers in America. [...]

A New START for Women Around the World

December 3, 2010 | Comments Off

The so-called New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, is poised for an historic ratification vote in the Senate this year. Three more major international treaties are also lined up on President Obama’s ratification to-do list: the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and CEDAW, [...]

Ratify START This Year

December 3, 2010 | Comments Off

As a 24-year veteran of the United States Air Force, I often find myself reflecting on the oath I took when joining the service as a young man. The oath, as every veteran knows, is to the defense of the nation and to the chain of command, irrespective of any political considerations. In this light, [...]

As a certified public accountant and business owner, I know the impact of taxes up close and personal. And the claim that ending Bush-era tax cuts on income over a quarter of a million dollars will hurt the economy, reduce employment and burden small businesses is patently false. Let’s take a look at the evidence. [...]

As a certified public accountant and business owner, I know the impact of taxes up close and personal. And the claim that ending Bush-era tax cuts on income over a quarter of a million dollars will hurt the economy, reduce employment and burden small businesses is patently false. Let’s take a look at the evidence. [...]

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