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Opponents to Gov. Scott Walker’s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are taking part in their seventh day of protesting Monday. (AP)

Opponents to Gov. Scott Walker's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are taking part in their seventh day of protesting Monday. (AP)

Opponents to Gov. Scott Walker’s bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers are taking part in their seventh day of protesting Monday. (AP)

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  • Ron Pulcer

    Question regarding the financial situation in Wisconsin: Is the Governor and/or Wisconsin Legislators also making pay and benefit concessions to balance the state budget? We should all keep in mind two things: 1) Legislators can often raise their own pay through legislation (they don’t need collective bargaining, just collective voting), and 2) The two main political parties are a lot like unions: The Republican Party is a “union” of so-called right-leaning political “workers”. I can understand wanting to balance the budget, but this whole thing smells of “hypocrisy”!

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Jul 30, 2014
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rises over Gaza City, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. (AP)

Social media is changing how the world sees and talks about Israel and Gaza, Israelis and Palestinians. We’ll look at the impact.

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Janitta Swain, Writer/Exec. Producer/Co-Director Dinesh D'Souza, John Koopman, Caroline Granger and Don Taylor seen at the World Premiere of 'America: Imagine The World Without Her' at Regal Cinemas LA Live on Monday, June 30, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA. (AP)

Conservative firebrand Dinesh D’Souza says he wants an America without apologies. He’s also facing jail time. We’ll hear him out.

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The U.S. Senate is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 16, 2014. (AP)

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In which a 15-year-old caller from Nashville expertly and elegantly analyzes our bickering, mostly ineffective 113th Congress.

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