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Community colleges should be better funded

What is being neglected — and what has been for the last decade — is the community college system. Over the last ten years, state funding for community colleges was in a net decline of nearly 21 percent. Meanwhile, enrollment increased by more than 60 percent.


Ryan cannot be taken seriously

Vaunted as being one of the most intellectually serious members of Congress, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, is again in the spotlight with the release of his 2013 fiscal budget. Not only does the budget outline projected goals for the year 2013, it sets a number of spending benchmarks that span the next four decades.


Déjà? voo-doo

Welcome back to March. It missed you, too.


Grassley: A safe and abundant food supply

Chances are pretty good you've enjoyed at least one meal today before reading the words here in front of you. Due in large measure to generations of hard-working farm families, Americans continue to benefit from a safe and abundant food supply.


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