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01 May 2014
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the so-called “War on Poverty” that President Lyndon B. Johnson declared when the official poverty rate was at 19 percent. Five decades later, the poverty rate stands at 15 percent with 46.5 million...
30 April 2014

 

 

In his first State of the Union address in 1964, Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty.” Since then, the War on Poverty has been under attack by the right. Ronald Reagan’s infamous 1988 quote sums up...

30 April 2014
It's May Day and I'm supposed to be inspiring. Revolution for the equilibrium. That was my goal when I started at this fine publication, and today would be the day to do it. May Day, the anarchist Super Bowl, a day home to more than a few...
23 April 2014

 

 

Shortly before the Columbus City Council election last November, The Free Press ran an article about the candidates’ positions on whether public...

17 April 2014
The Columbus Action Network ("CAN") urges Franklin County residents to vote "against" Issue 6, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's proposed 1.5 mill continuing property tax levy. Issue 6 proposes to more than double the Franklin County...
02 April 2014

In 1965, the United States finally became a democracy. The minimal standard for a democracy is that there are at least two political parties, the entire adult population has the right to vote, and the vote is fairly counted.
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