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Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

Understanding Your Income Tax Return

Our Schools Need to Teach This Stuff. As Americans tackle the annual tax-filing ritual, millions will panic. It’s confusing. Many don’t understand it. Some are afraid of it. Relax. Just slow down and read the forms, one line at a time. It’s easier than you think. As adults, we are all responsible for managing our… Read more »

How Does the Electoral College Work?

And Why Don’t We Get Rid of It? Legally, the Electoral College chooses our president, but our votes DO control that result. And until we can remove the marketing geeks from the election process, we do still need the Electoral College. As usual on election night, news reporters announced each state’s vote totals as the… Read more »

Nationwide Grassroots Project Will Amend U.S. Constitution to End Corporate Power in Elections

Restore American democracy. Corporations are not people. Who inspires you? Abolitionists? Suffragists? Union organizers? Civil rights workers? Peace activists? Occupiers? They all have one thing in common. They were ordinary people faced with extraordinary injustice. Then they stood up, walked out of their comfort zones, and into history. They made the world better for all… Read more »

An Overview of American Political Parties

Most of the American political debate centers on the two major parties – Democrats and Republicans. Today, most Americans are fed up with politicians and would like to eliminate political parties altogether, but it would never work. Aristotle noted that humans are political animals and will always form associations based on common beliefs and experiences…. Read more »

Presidential Czars and the U.S. Constitution

One of the most absurd tools that the Republicans use in their distraction campaign against us is the incessant whining about President Obama’s “czars”. Because the monarchs of imperial Russia were called czars, they assume that you will believe that anyone associated with that title is a communist and, therefore, evil. Yes, that’s what they… Read more »

Being Vulnerable

Even typing the word vulnerable puts me into a quiet, soft mood—not normally the way most people would describe me. In a world where we are taught that harm lurks around every corner and we need to watch our backs, the last thing we want is to be vulnerable. Yet, what kind of world have… Read more »

Keep America Working

Originally posted to Unleash the Monster Americans today are struggling to secure jobs and employers face similar challenges in attracting the right candidates needed to meet current job demands. This is why Monster.com has initiated the national Keep America Working career fair which is visiting US cities throughout the year to bring together employers and… Read more »