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Experts identify multiple conflicts of interest among an elite group that oversees investments for the University of California. A few members of the Investment committee from the University of California (Richard Blum, Paul Wachter, and Gerald Parsky) have been making private and unregulated real estate and equity deals since 2003. In 2009 the University of […]
Hillary Clinton and the media are questioning the Wikileaks. They contradict the facts given about how much of a threat Iran is to the world. Noam Chomsky provides specific details on how much of a threat Iran really is. He says a poll taken a few months ago on Arab opinions from The Brookings Institute […]
Although prostitution has traditionally been labeled as immoral and degrading, college students are turning to prostitution and stripping as a new, innovative type of work in attempts to save up money for tuition required of higher educational institutions and general future life plans. Students who begin to engage in sex work, such as private escort […]
President Obama recently announced his support and encouragement for a two-year extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for families making over $250,00 a year. This message was made in a brief White House speech, and in which he took no questions from the press afterwards. This two-year extension of tax-breaks will ultimately result in an […]
The Columbus City School Board has abandoned its role to monitor the district’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) funds. The Board has remained silent after the district’s Internal Auditor, Carolyn Smith, revealed the Board had not approved 20 million dollars in purchase orders referred to as Super P.O.’s. for the last four years. The district’s Effectiveness […]