Lieberman Citizenship bill | Making it easier to strip rights

Though Lieberman has not yet introduced legislation in congress, the Lieberman citizenship bill is already raising tensions on both sides of the aisle. Many legal experts have called this possible bill “draconian,” and civil rights experts are picking the bill apart. In the end, small cash loans are rarely the only thing people need for

DeKalb County Schools | Should school budgets be spent on PR?

This morning in DeKalb County Georgia, DeKalb County Schools were taking a lot of heat – and raising questions about proper use of school funds. The DeKalb County Schools are cutting $115 million out of their yearly budget. At the same time, the school district seems to have money to lend – at least, to
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Google Editions e-books: the ultimate Kindle and iPad killer?

Is Google Editions the iPad killer? The Kindle slayer? Google Editions is a browser-based e-book platform that may have Apple and Amazon looking for no fax pay day loans. The Google Editions launch date of late June or July was announced earlier this week. Unlike Apple and Amazon, Google Editions is a digital publishing service
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Americans should toast The Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo

The Battle of Puebla, which occurred on Cinco De Mayo, has been co-opted by corporate America as a marketing opportunity to sell tequila and Mexican-style food. Americans have been conditioned to believe that May 5  is Mexican Independence Day, and celebrate by taking shots and eating enchiladas. But in a way May 5 is more
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Ash cloud briefly halts European flights, may return later

The ash cloud from an Iceland volcano became an air travel issue again on Monday. A change in wind direction caused an ash cloud over Ireland from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano. The  Irish Aviation Authority briefly shut down seven airports. The airports opened again Tuesday morning, but winds could cause the ash cloud over Ireland to
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Insight Communications cable service down

Insight Communications — cable, broadband, and telephone service provider for Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio — is experiencing a cable service outage. With 716,400 basic cable customers and 509,400 digital cable customers, Insight Communications is working to restore cable service as soon as possible. As of 8:48 a.m. local time on Tuesday, the Insight Communications call

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010 gift idea: adequate funding

Teacher Appreciation Week 2010 started Monday, at a time when America’s public education system is being gutted by budget cuts, and the rest of the world gains ground in an increasingly competitive global environment. Starting in 1984, the Parent Teachers Association (PTA)  set aside the first week in May as Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate the
File photo of Democratic North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan. With a little help from the Center for Responsible Lending, she is presenting the Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010 to the Senate.

Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010: Changing the TILA

The Center for Responsible Lending recently worked hand-in-hand with North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) to “help craft” the Payday Lending Limitation Act of 2010, reports the Payday Loan Industry Blog. The major purpose of this new bill, it would seem, is to change the parameters of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). While the