Archive for June 29, 2011


Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) — Nearly every Republican presidential candidate has pledged to sign the "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge to slash government spending, but U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is not ready to commit. Her reason? It doesn't go far enough. The pledge, backed by more than 150 conservative groups and a dozen GOP Republican senators, demands that Congress not raise the debt ceiling unless it passes "substantial" budget cuts and sp … Read More

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by Philip A. Farruggio Featured Writer Dandelion Salad June 29, 2011 Let us imagine for a moment that you live in a country that has tremendous poverty combined with a great polarity between ‘haves and have nots ‘. In this country there are no laws to protect girls from being sold for money by their parents. Thus, poor parents decide to sell their daughters, even as young as 11 or 12, to be made into prostitutes or concubines. Sad indeed, yes? So … Read More

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