Shanoor Seervai
Shanoor Seervai
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Shelby County v. Holder: An Ironic Supreme Court Case During Black History Month

Shelby County v. Holder is an opportunity not only to celebrate past civil rights accomplishments, but also to remind us of a continuing struggle against racism.

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State Of the Union 2013: Speech Leaves Us With Many Unanswered Questions

The president laid out his hopeful, ambitious plan for the next four years, but it remains unclear how he's going to pull off everything he intends to accomplish.
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State of the Union LIVE: Obama to Focus Heavily On the Economy

Obama is well-positioned to lay out his agenda for the next four years before Congress, and perhaps do more to push for bipartisanship.
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To the authors of the next great chapter of US history

Obama ends his powerful speech on a note of inspiration after clearly articulating how to improve the state of the union, from jobs to laws.
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We need to vote on gun violence

For the families who have lost their children, from Newtown to Aurora.
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Bringing the troops home

But even as America promises to train the Afghan military to stop the country from spiraling into chaos, the prospect that the al-Qaeda won't rise back to power is bleak.

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Immigration reform: the time is NOW

Obama asks Congress for a comprehensive bill that he will sign "right away" -- one that makes it easier for illegal immigrants to gain citizenship and lets highly-skilled legal immigrants in
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From pre-school to college

We need to make it easier to give students access to high quality education!
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Combat climate change, but increase domestic energy production?

To reduce pollution, we don't just need MORE energy -- even if it's clean energy -- we need to waste less energy. New oil and gas permits aren't the answer to climate change!
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Not bigger government, but smarter government

Obama wants to bring manufacturing jobs home -- goodbye, made in China, hello, made in America!
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Tax reform to cut the deficit

"Now is our best chance for bipartisan, comprehensive tax reform that encourages job creation and helps bring down the deficit."

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The state of our union is stronger

9:20 p.m.: "Together, we have cleared away the rubble of crisis, and can say with renewed confidence that the state of our union is stronger."
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Watch Obama's State of the Union Address LIVE

Obama is well-positioned to lay out his agenda for the next four years before Congress, and perhaps do more to push for bipartisanship.
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Obama State of the Union Address LIVE

Obama is well-positioned to lay out his agenda for the next four years before Congress, and perhaps do more to push for bipartisanship.
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Online Courses May Be the Future of Education, But That is Not a Good Thing

Massive online courses are reshaping higher education but they cannot substitute for the lived experience of learning in a classroom.
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New York 2012 Election Results: LIVE Sandy Victims May Vote at Any Polling Station

Follow along for the latest presidential election results from the state of New York.

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Who Won the Presidential Debate: Teachers, Because Everyone Loves Them

Follow along for the latest live updates of the 2012 presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney on foreign policy from Boca Raton, Florida.
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New Kony Video: Kony 2012 Followup Tries to Redeem Invisible Children Founder

Following a public breakdown and six months of silence, Jason Russell emerges on Invisible Children’s new video and Oprah’s Next Chapter.
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After Osama Bin Laden, America's Relationship With Pakistan Begins to Unravel

Washington might be losing patience with Pakistan over alleged safe havens for militants, but demanding Pakistan’s cooperation while increasing drone strikes is ineffective.
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Gay Marriage Should be Decided by the Federal Government

State responses to President Obama’s announcement in support of same-sex marriage indicate that this civil rights issue cannot be left up to the states: it requires federal legislation.