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That's exactly the situation today with the US Senate. Because the Senate guarantees two seats regardless of population, one voter in Wyoming gets as much influence on lawmaking as 66 Californians. It's time to change this outdated structure.
07/06/2011 12:11 pm
Contrary to arguments that European social democracy is a success, a new ranking of US versus European states has American states ahead of fabled European powers.
06/24/2011 11:29 pm
A first-of-its kind NAEP report finds hints of progress, but mostly a stubborn achievement gap between Hispanic and white students.
06/23/2011 01:19 pm
In the graceful documentary 'Buck,' compassion wins with horse trainer Buck Brannaman, who was the inspiration for 'The Horse Whisperer.'
06/17/2011 04:45 pm
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After a couple dreary years, the economies of most states began to grow again in 2010. Forty-eight of the 50 states showed a gain in gross domestic product, according to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (Click ahead to see which two states did not grow.) The US as a whole saw GDP grow by 2.6 percent last year. But some states more than doubled that rate, thanks to gains in durable goods manufacturing, retail trade, finance, and insurance. Here's a look at the Top 5 fastest-growing states:
06/09/2011 01:43 pm
Rising waters threaten Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota, and are expected to push south soon. The Midwest will be underwater all summer, say officials.
06/06/2011 09:15 pm
As the gray wolf comes off the Endangered Species list, new questions swirl about whether the animal can survive without federal protection – and its impact on cattle and other wildlife. The view from one ranch.
06/03/2011 03:13 pm
Mitt Romney, who declared his candidacy June 2 in New Hampshire, has been groomed to run for president. He has the look and the political lineage. He’s been a governor, the quintessential training ground. And he’s essentially never stopped running since he conceded his first White House bid three years ago.
06/02/2011 02:59 pm