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#MyZeitgeist Year in Review Project

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Introduction  zeit·geist - noun, \ˈtsīt-ˌgīst,ˈzīt-\ : the general beliefs, ideas, and spirit of a time and place. From the George Zimmerman trial and the secrets leaked by…read more

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Senate Democrats Invoke “Nuclear Option” for Judicial Nominees

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO Democrats in the Senate have invoked the so-called “nuclear option,” allowing them to confirm the president’s nominations for judgeships with a simple majority…read more

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Senate Changes Rules to Curb Filibusters on Obama Appointees

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By Associated Press reporter Alan Fram  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama’s current and future nominees on…read more

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Living Wage Resource Guide

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As the cost of living goes up in urban centers throughout the country, stagnant wages are making it harder for poor and working class families.…read more

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Massachusetts Works to Curb Rising Healthcare Costs

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DOWNLOAD VIDEO President Obama’s Affordable Care Act modeled itself partly after healthcare reform in the state of Massachusetts. Although the changes have led to nearly…read more

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