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Civics for Kids

October 25, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

You might wonder what an article about twin pandas has to do with politics? It's here because there are two of them just like there are two parties in our political system - the Republicans and the Democrats. I think it's a great analogy that is more than a little inspiring given how low the odds were for their mutual...

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The Mom Vivant / Debbie Baldwin of Ladue News

October 25, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

DEADiquette 101: The Boos and Don’ts of Halloween Costumes Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:33 pm, Thu Oct 17, 2013. By Debbie Baldwin Every year at about this time, I am plagued by the same dilemma: the perfect Halloween costume. It’s not that I’m going to a party or even dressing up. I just want to think of it--that perfect outfit that...

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A Patient in need of Triage

October 25, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

This is a critical juncture for Republicans. But, it's also a key turning point for Moderates, Independents or just everyday reasonable people. They're watching the continued dysfunction in Washington and wondering where the solutions lie? Cooler heads are calling for compromise. But, many Americans are wondering if compromise is possible given the current political climate. There have been calls for...

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October 24, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Most Americans' debt outpaces retirement income 

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October 21, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

The Obamacare rollout

Gov. Chris Christie softening on Gay Marriage

October 21, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Photo courtsey Julio Cortez/AP - Troy Stevenson, executive director of Garden State Equality, spoke at a Sept. 27 news conference in Montclair, N.J., after a state judge made same-sex marriages legal. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is appealing the decision.   By Peter Wallsten, E-mail the writer Few elected Republicans support giving gays the right to marry. The party’s influential social-conservative wing sees “traditional marriage”...

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A Show with No End?

October 16, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Americans care less and less about politics. They're tired of all of it. Unless, you were heading to a National Monument, you might not have even noticed the Shutdown. Today, the headlines are all about the end of the Debt Drama. About the fact that the debt ceiling just inched a little higher.  If the Debt Drama were a play, unfortunately, we...

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Brown Eyed Baker

October 15, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Again, listing a recipe from a certain site because 1) I like the name of the site! and 2) the food sounds like a great bet for a Fall evening.  French Onion Soup   French Onion Soup is something that I always thoroughly enjoy when given the opportunity to order it at a restaurant. A stunningly white crock full of aromatic, brothy onion...

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Vent-i your Feelings about the Shutdown at Starbucks

October 15, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

Starbucks petition takes on government shutdown Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY8:43 p.m. EDT October 10, 2013 The nation's coffee kingpin will become the weekend headquarters for folks who want to sign petitions that encourage lawmakers to reopen the government and reach a budget deal. (Photo: Scott Eklund for USA TODAY) STORY HIGHLIGHTS CEO Howard Schultz says Americans need a constructive way to show their outrage Starbucks stores...

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October 15, 2013  |  No Comments  |  Share

House Vote Tonight on Funding Compromise