Tag: State of the Union

Education Issue Update: School of Rock

Pell grants, student voter rights and ROTC: Education is an issue area that folks from coast to coast are talking about right now.

Posted in Issue Updates, Education

Gulf Coast Recovery Issue Update: Jam Cruise reflects while Prez forgets

A new year calls for a fresh start, and that’s just what the Gulf Coast residents are in need of. We have to take it upon ourselves to spark the debate and get people talking about the present state of the Gulf Coast states.

Posted in Issue Updates, Gulf Coast Recovery

Howard Zinn: 1922-2010

Howard Zinn, who died of a heart attack yesterday at age 87, was an Air Force bombardier before becoming a politically engaged historian, civil-rights activist, vital Vietnam War opponent, prolific writer, indefatigable instigator, and probably the country’s best-known demystifier of American mythology, largely through his best-selling 1980 book, A People’s History of the United States….

Posted in Human Rights

The State Of The State Of The Union

Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. The president will cover terrorism, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the relief efforts in Haiti, but the bulk of his speech will focus on the economy, job creation, and the needs…