A high-profile election race is brewing in North Carolina. Senate Democrat incumbent, Kay Hagan, is fighting hard in hopes to retain her seat in November 2014. As one who cast a deciding vote to implement the seemingly ill-fated Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA), she’s reaffirming her position in support of it.
A common thread in her argument is her insistence that the program will save her constituents money despite plenty of indications to suggest the contrary.
If her claims about the ACA are incorrect, it wouldn't be the first time. North Carolina Republicans are not letting Hagan forget the fact that she campaigned for Obamacare under the guise that those already insured would be able to keep their doctors and current health plans.Read more
In 2013, the teachers of a Cleveland suburban district in Ohio, the Strongsville School District, went on strike for 8 weeks. It made national news then, and now this district is in the spotlight again, as an Ohio teacher's union is suing the school district for the release of the names of the teachers who substituted during the strike. Cleveland Teachers Local 279 is suing under the Freedom of Information Act. The union has NOT given any reason as to WHY they want the information.Read more
A Rhode Island middle school has canceled its Honors Night because they didn't want to hurt anybody's feelings. According to the East Greenwich Patch,
"Citing concerns about the 'exclusive nature' of the annual honors night at Archie R. Cole Middle School, school officials have decided to scrap the tradition.
Instead, students who would normally be recognized at the annual spring tradition will be honored during team-based recognition ceremonies and graduation".
Three years ago, Ian and Larissa Murphy shared their love story with the world. While Ian and Larissa were dating, Ian was in a horrific car accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. Larissa, through God's grace, stayed by Ian's side throughout the ordeal and eventually married him, even though he was severely disabled. Larissa's love for Ian transcends all human ability and gives us a glimpse of what perfect love looks like.
After releasing a short video about their journey, the couple's story went viral and touched the lives of millions around the world. Now they are back with an update on their story and Ian's condition.Read more
Several months ago, Smart Girl Politics brought you the story behind the United States Supreme Court Case, Harris v. Quinn. Pam Harris, a stay-at-home mom and personal care provider for her severely disabled son, is fighting against forced unionization into her home where she cares for him.
The ruling of this case has the potential to have far reaching ramifications, reportedly having some public sector unions in a panic; and depending upon the results could halt the practice of forced unionization nationwide.
As someone who’s had the privilege of meeting this incredible woman, I can safely say, no one can tell her story like she can. Here is the update she provided Smart Girl Politics:Read more