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Tsipras and electoral reform

(January 28, 2015 07:15 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) Alexis Tsipras and Syriza have won the Greek elections on a platform that entails, roughly speaking, 12 billion euros of additional public spending. The program (see here) is certainly questionable on many, many points, but it is still a big... (0 COMMENTS)

Obama administration announces 5-year oil-lease plan: eco-activists want less, industry wants more

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

In orange are areas being proposed for oil leasing. The Department of interior on Tuesday released its five-year draft plan for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 to 2022. A 60-day public comment period ending March 28 begins Wednesday. Show More Summary

The DEA is collecting information about “millions” of Americans without public oversight

A semi-secret surveillance program developed by the Drug Enforcement Administration is collecting location information about “millions” of Americans through the use of a license plate-reading system to which state police departments also contribute data. Show More Summary

San Francisco port-a-potty program offers homeless privacy, normality

San Francisco Chronicle columnist Herb Caen bemoaned in 1985 that his beloved city — particularly "the seamy streets of the Tenderloin" — risked the moniker of Latrine-by-the-Bay, in part because of official resistance to public toilets.

Rudd's Secret Corporate Giveaway Program at U of Memphis Not So Secret Anymore

Below you will find the individual slides from the secret powerpoint prepared last July in preparation for the publicly funded corporate "teacher" prep progam that David Rudd arranged without any consultation with University of Memphis faculty, either outside or inside the College of Education. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Colorado lawmaker says IUDs stop “a small child from implanting”

Colorado has a very effective program that provides IUDs to poor and uninsured women at no or low cost. The public health department estimates it has helped cut the teen unintended pregnancy rate by 40 percent and saved the state more than $20 million in Medicaid funding.  Republican state Senator Kevin Lundberg, however, thinks he knows […]

Test Vintage Jags through Jaguar’s Heritage Driving Program

Beginning in March, the new season of the Jaguar Heritage Driving Program is offering the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to drive some of the most memorable and important models of the British carmaker’s 80-year history. The...Show More Summary

Israel's Netanyahu: I'll Warn About Iran 'Anywhere'

Israel's premier says he will go "anywhere" he is invited to speak about the country's stance regarding Iran's nuclear program. Benjamin Netanyahu's comments today come amid a public spat with the Obama administration over how to counter Iran and a contentious invitation from House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner for...

Long Range Strike-Bomber Details may Emerge When US Air Force Selets Contractor

In late spring or early summer, the US Air Force will decide who will build its next-generation bomber. Yet, despite all the hype and public interest, the program remains shrouded in mystery.The Long Range Strike-Bomber (LRS-B) program is stealthy, literally and figuratively. Show More Summary

Sunday Show Ratings: Jan. 18

CBS’ “Face the Nation” was the top-rated public affairs program on Jan. 18, up +52% in total viewers +62% in the key A25-54 demo, compared to the same day last year. “Face the Nation” beat runner-up “Meet the Press” by over a million...Show More Summary

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. CSM-- A new poll from Pew Research Center suggests that, so far at least, Snowden's release of information on NSA programs has had a limited effect on how the agency is viewed by the American public. The Pew survey, conducted Jan.Show More Summary

Festivals Extra: MoCCA Announces Programming, Publications Particulars

It's a big year for the MoCCA Arts Festival. It's the third year the show has been under it new stewardship supplied by the Society Of Illustrators, which means we're starting to see the show take shape as they'd like to see it move forward. Show More Summary

Code.org: 1 Million Girls, 1 Million African-American And Hispanic Students Learn to Program

Well-funded STEM education giant Code.org announced a new landmark this month. If there are children in your life, especially if they go to public school in a big city, it's likely you're familiar with Code.org. The popular tech non-profit...Show More Summary

Cuomo to target public education even more in his second term

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ratcheting up his war on public education. He's looking to expand charter schools, create a back-door voucher program through tax credits, and make it easier to fire teachers. Cuomo has already forced New...Show More Summary

‘Freeloader’ cops ignore most calls on Florida campuses where they live rent-free

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The Resident on Campus Security (ROCS) program — which allows police officers to live rent- and utility-free in trailers on Broward County Public Schools campuses — is coming under fire after an internal audit determined that the program is “not adequately supervised,”...

Want to create a new generation of farmers? Forgive their college debt

A new campaign calls on the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to recognize farming as a public good.

The Club Nintendo rewards program is closing down

Club Nintendo is closing down. What's Club Nintendo, you ask? That's probably why it's closing. The rewards program has been running since 2007, but outside of Japan it's never really captured the public's attention. It offers "Stars" to gamers that...

Four Teams Invited to Submit Proposals for Public-Private CNG Fueling Station Project

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch on Jan. 16 announced that four teams will be invited to submit proposals for a program to develop clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations at public transit agencies around the state that would also be

Australia’s Future Submarine: The World’s Most Capable Non-Nuclear Sub?

Michael Ward Security, Australia "Australia has the potential to acquire the most capable conventional submarine in the world..." There has been considerable public debate about Australia’s future submarine program with much of the focus being centered on whether submarines should be produced locally or procured offshore. Show More Summary

Books & bikes: Share program considered for a CT library

Town residents may soon be able to check out a bicycle from the Fairfield Public Library as easily as checking out a book. The Health Department, in conjunction with the library, has received a $10,463 grant from the state for a pilot...Show More Summary

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