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White House to Honor Veterans as Champions of Change for Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security on Tuesday

White House to Honor Veterans as Champions of Change for Advancing Clean Energy and Climate Security on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, just days before Veterans Day, the White House will honor 12 local heroes as Champions of Change. The event will celebrate American veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan who are doing extraordinary work to advance clean energy and increase climate resilience and preparedness in their communities. In a Presidential Proclamation on National […]

VIP and Canyon Springs High School Host Event to Meet Your District Court Judges

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VIP and Canyon Springs High School Host Event to Meet Your District Court Judges

By Andre’ Haynes Las Vegas Informer

American Politics, Human Failures – Help Available for All

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American Politics, Human Failures – Help Available for All

The following column is an opinion piece and the opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the staff and management of the Informer Media Group. By Glenn Mollette  What do Anthony Weiner, Bob Filner, Eliot Spitzer, Thomas Jefferson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy and Bill Clinton all have […]

Oh, Florida, You Really Are the “Worst State”

Oh, Florida, You Really Are the “Worst State”

Editor’s note: Below is a punchy and insightful excoriation of some of the most egregious Florida initiatives of recent times. In light of the sad Trayvon Martin killing and other Florida-based national stories, it is enlightening to hear more from a Floridian who takes a deeply skeptical view. The author, Laura Finley, is a public intellectual, […]

A Look at the Zimmerman Verdict

A Look at the Zimmerman Verdict

By Brandon Williams Informer Media Group  #IfIEverSeeZimmerman. That was the hashtag atop Twitter’s trending topics for a couple of hours following George Zimmerman’s verdict of not guilty. Then came the mostly peaceful protests in Oakland, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, D.C. and Sanford. “What do we want?” “Justice!” “When do we want it?” “Now!” […]

A Look at the Occupy Movement

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A Look at the Occupy Movement

By Brandon Williams Informer Media Group Every intelligent person has a friend, who sounds a little like this, “Everyone in the government is the same, man. We need a revolution or something. Thomas Jefferson said a revolution every now and then wouldn’t be a bad thing.” Yes, he did say that, and he probably wasn’t wrong, […]

Finding Security in a World of Insecurity

Finding Security in a World of Insecurity

Editor’s note:  Below is a commentary and analysis of our current dysfunctional obsession with security and suggestions for replacing it with a philosophy and action more suited to evolving humankind. The author, Stephanie Van Hook, has lived around the world, is a veteran of the US Peace Corps in Africa, and is a philosopher. The following column […]

Still Preparing for Nuclear War

Still Preparing for Nuclear War

Editor’s Note: Below is a timely analysis by Dr. Wittner of the commitment to new nuclear weapons, to an increased nuclear budget, and to the same outdated stance toward nuclear weapons and the nuclear arsenal that should have gone away in the aftermath of the Cold War. The following column is an opinion piece and the […]

Two words to describe the student loan rate increases: Fixed and Ignored

Two words to describe the student loan rate increases: Fixed and Ignored

By Brandon Williams Informer Media Group Today’s words are “fixed” and “ignored.”  Here are some different ways you can use the words “fixed” and “ignored” as it pertains to the recent failure of the U.S. government to extend low interest rates on student loans. The pre-July 1st rate was 3.4 percent interest, but in this […]

Supreme Court Decides on Voting Rights Act, DOMA

Supreme Court Decides on Voting Rights Act, DOMA

By Brandon Williams Informer Media Group What a contrast in the last few days in the world of the Supreme Court. On Tuesday, the court decided to omit a key provision in the 1965 Voting Rights Act that gave the federal government more influence in a handful of states in the South. These states are […]

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