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Liberalism and Detroit

Jan 27, 2013 3:09 PM PT

A recent report commissioned by the Skillman Foundation found that nearly 6 in 10 children in Detroit live in poverty. The study also found that “Children in single-parent households with a parent with less than a high school diploma were most likely to live in poverty, and that about “60 percent of children below the poverty line were raised in homes headed by single females.”

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Cheers: To Andrew, Freedom and New Beginnings

Jan 14, 2013 4:56 AM PT

It’s a blessing to be able to write this post. And it’s almost a miracle that you’re able to read it. I recently celebrated a birthday. That’s right, 27 years ago my mother was 45 and pregnant. The risk of a miscarriage for women at age 20 is 1 in 10. And at age 45 it’s 1 in 2. The CDC released those numbers in 2008. Needles to say, I was a health hazard from the start. (Ironically enough, my mom would still say the same thing today).

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Obama Campaign Promise: 'This Is My Last Campaign', Still Asking For Contributions

Jan 7, 2013 6:42 PM PT

Congressman Jose Serrano (D - NY) recently submitted a long shot bill intended to change the Constitution that would end presidential term limits. :

New York Democratic Rep. Jose Serrano is once again proposing a constitutional amendment to end presidential term limits – hoping to break his losing streak on the resolution that dates back roughly 15 years.   

However, the 12-term congressman likely faces long odds, as before, considering the resolution has no sponsors, never got a vote last year in the Republican-controlled House, needs two-thirds support in both chambers and ratification from roughly 75 percent of state legislatures.

The joint resolution would repeal the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution.

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