Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:29am
by Lesley Morgan
The annual Letter Carrier’s Food Drive was held on May 9th. This year’s drive marked the 22nd year for local NALC Branch 466 to participate in the drive. Over the last 22 years, letter carriers have collected almost 1.3 million pounds of food for the Lafayette area. The 46,614 pounds of food collected this year contributed to that total. Just think—22 years to collect 1.3 million pounds of food!
Submitted by admin on Wed, 07/01/2015 - 8:18am
On the face of it, April brought some great news for job growth in Indiana. The state's unemployment rate declined significantly - down 0.4% from March to April. The current 5.4% rate is the lowest it's been in Indiana since June 2008. Trade, Transportation and Utilities employment made up the bulk of the month-to-month growth (6,400 of the 11,600 jobs added) and the state's workforce is nearing an all-time high.
All that glitters, however, is not gold.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:17am
Bemoaning the political climate that enabled George W. Bush’s flagrant constitutional abuses and foreign quagmires, Gore Vidal famously dubbed the country of which he fancied himself the official biographer “the United States of Amnesia.”
“We learn nothing,” Vidal wrote, “because we remember nothing.”
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:05am
The year 1798, for example, was a crisis year for democracy and those who, like Thomas Jefferson, believed the United States of America was a shining light of liberty, a principled republic in a world of cynical kingdoms, feudal fiefdoms, and theocracies.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:56am
[...] “There’s no debate in the world as to whether they have those weapons…We all know that. A trained ape knows that,” Defense Secretary Rumsfeld insisted. “This is going to be a two-month war, not an eight –year war,” the genial uber-hawk William Kristol promised.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:54am
INDIANAPOLIS – As debate continues over raising Indiana's minimum wage, new economic research suggests a higher wage is unlikely to hurt employment.
Critics of increasing low-end pay say it prices some workers out of the job market. David Cooper, senior economic analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, says that used to be the standard thinking among economists.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:50am
The Supreme Court Upheld The Affordable Care Act And The Fair Housing Act
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:41am
Steve Hallett, a professor of botany at Purdue University, annoys a lot of people both in and out of the environmental activism community. His basic philosophy, which is boldly and entertainingly laid out in his new book, //The Efficiency Trap//, is simply this: “Stop trying to save the world, it’s not working.”
Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/30/2015 - 9:51am
In the 1990s, retail-chain magnate John W. Pope complained that the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus had been taken over by radical professors. At the time, Pope was a member of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Trustees and one of the wealthiest men in the South. He also considered himself a reformer, who would have transformed the state’s public university system a into free-market laboratory. But the radical reform he envisioned was illusory. He was a Republican in a state still dominated by centrists and conservative Democrats.