Heather Beaven
Heather Beaven

Fighting for the right to learn, work, serve and believe in our future... (AKA The American Dream)

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Sept. 30, 2013

What Do You Call 250 People Trying to Shut Down the Government?

Throughout American history, the line between patriotism and treason has been a blurry one.

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Sept. 26, 2013

The 99-Year-Old Problem You Won't Believe America Still Hasn't Solved

The scientific community, military leaders, and business executives all agree: Literacy matters to our health, safety, and prosperity. So why have we been talking about this for 99 years?
Sept. 18, 2013

Our Soldiers Need Your Help — What Will You Do to Answer Their Call?

At what point are we collectively pissed off enough to step up to the plate for the people who risked all, and gave all for us?
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Sept. 12, 2013

If Congress Won't Help Our Troops, You Shouldn't Help Congress

September 11 is the perfect time ask yourself, "Am I voting in accordance with my beliefs?"
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Sept. 12, 2013

Be the CEO of You, Inc.

Some jobs are vanishing and some are booming in this transforming economy. Pick the right one or risk chronic underemployment.
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Aug. 29, 2013

Would MLK Be Proud Of Us Today?

Dr. King, the one who cared about all truth and justice, would still find lots of work ahead.

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Aug. 23, 2013

Congress Won't Pass Financial Reform, So Let's Do It Ourselves

Credit default swaps, CEO bonuses, and Too Big to Fail nearly imploded the American economy, and yet they continue.
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Aug. 19, 2013

How Entrepreneurs Are Going to Kickstart America's Employment Rate

How entrepreneurship and only entrepreneurship can save the American economy
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Aug. 14, 2013

My Evening With Jesse Jackson Jr.

Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday. But what can he teach Congress about bi-polar and mental health?
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Aug. 1, 2013

Do We Work Just Because God Says So?

If we re-think our assumptions about why people work, we would be forced to rethink our policies surrounding labor and the workplace.
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June 18, 2013

For Soldiers Coming Home From War, the Hard Part Is Just Beginning

The Army takes returning home seriously because deployments don't end just when warriors are back on American soil.

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May 13, 2013

15 Steps America Can Take to Create Jobs Now

America needs to take economic development, education, and entrepreneurship to the next level. Here are 15 steps American can take to create new jobs.
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May 3, 2013

Why I Ran For Public Office, and You Should Too

Millennials, step up or watch the American Dream slip away.
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April 30, 2013

Boston Bombing: Who Saved the Victims? Union Thugs, Do-Gooders, and Bureaucrats

The bombing in Boston reminded us that America works best when the government and public and private sectors come together and let each do what they do best.
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April 30, 2013

Stacey Campfield Pressure Cooker Joke: Terrorism is No Joke, and Legislators Shouldn't Be Either

Terrorism, immigration, and man-made tragedies are not jokes; our legislators shouldn't be either.
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April 18, 2013

The GED is An Epic Fail, But Not For the Reason You Think

The only nationally recognized alternative to a high school diploma has no brand value. This is an epic failure of marketing, and those who pass the test every year are suffering.

April 9, 2013

There's a Little Bit of Hell in Paradise

I just visited Antigua, and though it was beautiful, its lack of tax enforcement served as a reminder that places that look like paradise aren't necessarily as perfect as they seem.
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April 3, 2013

How an "At Risk" Teenager Taught Me That Words Do Matter

The girl who taught me so much in a few seconds didn't actually bust out with, "I am precious, I am a (bleeping) treasure!" But she might as well have. I will never forget her.
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March 31, 2013

Sequestration is Rolling Back Advances in Autism

Be weary of sequestration supporting politicians who send out press releases in honor of World Autism Day
March 28, 2013

Open Letter to Pistol Annie From an Army Wife and Navy Veteran

We bleed. We come home hurt. We die. We have in every war this nation has ever waged. Now, we get the ribbon for it but we want a song too!