Senate

by Diane Robertson   Parents if you haven’t thought about homeschooling yet, this just might provoke it. The senate recently passed a bill– S. 227 or SERTA (Strengthening Education Through Research Act)—that will allow the federal government to conduct academic research on the psychological make-up of children in the...

by Mekelle Tenney Last week Justice Antonin Scalia unexpectedly passed away. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. He was 50 years old and the youngest justice on the court at the time. He was well known for his...

by Erin Weist Coming up this month my state is reconvening for the second session of the state legislature.  It is a great time to get educated and involved, these weeks before they meet.  It gives me a chance to study upcoming bills, discover proposed issues,...

  Erika Walker In case you missed it, January 22, 2015 was a big day for the issue of abortion for three reasons. First, on this the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortions in the United States, The House of...

Diane Robertson A week ago I wrote about how gay marriage was back at the Supreme Court. I did not expect that just a week later, the Supreme Court Justices would have dismissed all marriage cases. In a move like Pontius Pilate, the Supreme Court washed...

by Holly GardnerEvery day, as I drive around running errands and visiting family, I see campaign sign after campaign sign on every stinking corner and in a lot of front yards.  It’s an election year and the races for State Representatives, State Senators, School Superintendent,...

Kristi Kane Two weeks ago, I wrote my first blog on Civics 101.  It consisted of the first 25 questions (out of 100), for the “Civics flash cards for the naturalization test.” In today’s blog, you will be quizzed on questions 26-50.  People who would like...

Diane Robertson Last week on the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, thousands of people braved the cold and marched in Washington to protest abortion. On Tuesday, Jan 28th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 227-188 to end all federal funding for abortions. One portion of the...

Looks like Lady Gaga’s appeal to her fans to contact senators to encourage them to overturn the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has been unsuccessful.  Mobilizing her 6.3 million twitter followers and posting a heavily-scripted plea on youtube  seemed to have little effect . ...