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Equal Pay For Equal Work: Let’s Be Honest

By Suzanne Scheideker Cook. Recently, there have been many discussions about women getting equal pay for equal work.  With the greatest respect, that is just so much white noise.  How can we expect equal pay for equal work when we do not have equal rights under the law?  When Meryl Streep courageously met with various […]

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From NASA: A New Blue Marble – Our Planet Earth

Washington, D.C.  No one on this planet had ever seen a whole picture of the Earth until 1972. We knew we lived on it, and had a vast amount of useful information about its makeup, its processes, and its place in the solar system. At the time, some of the most insightful individuals had begun […]

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Barack Obama: A Hard Day’s Work Deserves a Fair Day’s Pay

By Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States Washington, D.C.  It’s been a good few days for America. On Thursday, the Supreme Court reaffirmed the Affordable Care Act. It is here to stay. And, Democrats and Republicans in Congress paved the way for the United States to rewrite the rules of global trade to […]

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2009: NBC’s Brian Williams – Changing the World for the Better

Originally published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2009. New York, N.Y.  Several weeks ago Brian Williams profiled the children of the Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) and its founder Andeisha Farid in Kabul, Afghanistan for NBC Nightly News’ segment Making a Difference (video). Brian is anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News based in New York.  Last […]

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At the G7: President Obama’s Trip to Germany

Krun, Germany. This weekend, President Obama traveled to Krun, Germany, a small village in the Bavarian Alps to meet with the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7). The G7 is an organization of world leaders, finance ministers, and heads of state from seven of the largest economies in the world – Canada, France, Germany, […]

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Greenpeace India is Fighting for Survival; Call to Ban Ki-moon

By Samit Aich, Director, Greenpeace India Greenpeace India is under threat — and could be shut down permanently. India is poised to lead the world on tackling climate change and reducing poverty by showing we can move from dirty to clean, renewable energy. But over the last few months, government authorities here have been doing […]

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From Lahore, Pakistan to Austin, Texas – in Order to Pursue our American Dream

Washington, D.C.  September 6, 2012 was my first day as a citizen of the United States of America. I raised my hand, took the oath of allegiance, and the United States officially became my country that day. At the naturalization ceremony, I received the following letter from the President of the United States: Reading that […]

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How Studying in America Made Me a Better Person

Shanghai, China.  I first studied in America when I was a freshman at Evergreen State College, WA. Over the summer when I was there I lived with a local family and made friends from everywhere. As transformative and impressive as the trip was, I didn’t think a summer would be sufficient for me to see […]

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