Census: Northeast Texans older, whiter, less educated

The typical Northeast Texan is a little older, less likely to be Hispanic and lives on less income than other Texans, the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. The income disparity may be because residents in this region are far less likely to have a college degree than other Texans. However, residents here are still more likely to own a home.

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Census: Northeast Texans older, whiter, less educated

Afghans warned: the taxman is coming after you

By Katharine Houreld KABUL (Reuters) – One of Afghanistan’s most surprising success stories lies tucked away on a potholed street notorious for suicide bombings and lined with rusting construction equipment. The work of the country’s top tax collector is more inspiring than the view from his office in Kabul. Taxes and customs raised $1.64 billion last financial year, a 14-fold increase on 10 …

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Afghans warned: the taxman is coming after you

Urban activists hack their way toward open government

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Oakland partners with Code for America, but how much difference can tech make?

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Urban activists hack their way toward open government

America’s Bottom 90 Percent Has Seen Income Growth Of $59 — So Basically Nothing

We pretty much knew there was a disparity between the haves and the have nots, but this is a hard pill to swallow.

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America’s Bottom 90 Percent Has Seen Income Growth Of $59 — So Basically Nothing

Public-private income disparity is the dark side of the Sunshine List

Public sector workers continue to far outstrip employees in the private sector when it comes to wages and benefits

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Public-private income disparity is the dark side of the Sunshine List

Chile: Students aim to put better schools and fairer access at top of election agenda

Chile’s education system has drawn global attention in recent years. On the one hand, the country’s high rate of university attendance makes it a model in the region. But beneath those statistics, students say profit-driven schools and limited opportunities for the poor make the system inadequate for turning Chile into a developed nation.

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Chile: Students aim to put better schools and fairer access at top of election agenda

Income inequality is the dark side of the Sunshine List

Public sector workers continue to far outstrip employees in the private sector when it comes to wages and benefits

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Income inequality is the dark side of the Sunshine List

Liz Cheney Is Even More Bonkers Than We Suspected

Liz Cheney’s op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal is an important and alarming document. She is not a marginal figure — she served as deputy assistant secretary of State for near eastern affairs in the Bush administration.

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COMMENTARY 821.1: The Guy in the Glass

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Years ago I came across a poem entitled “The Man in the Glass” by Dale Wimbrow. I looked it up on the Internet and discovered a website maintained by his children that contains the original version written in 1934 and published in The American Magazine as “The Guy in the Glass.” It contains timeless truths

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COMMENTARY 821.1: The Guy in the Glass

Wall Street shrugs off Cyprus woes to hit record

Wall Street closed at an all-time high on Thursday in a sign of growing confidence in the US economy.

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Wall Street shrugs off Cyprus woes to hit record