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Deadbeat Congress goes home

In the ultimate act of Congressional do-nothingness, Congress has abruptly cancelled the few remaining work days scheduled between now [Sept.18] and the Nov. 4 election, packed up and gone home. Of course, I use the term “work days” loosely, as many of our Congressional representatives define their jobs as not deliberating, not voting, not even…

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Infographic: Literacy around the world

For Literacy Day, the United Nations made an infographic looking at literacy statistics around the world. Education is listed again and again as one of the top ways to reduce poverty. Although the literacy rate has been increasing globally, it looks rather grim in some developing nations. If you’re one of the lucky 84% of…