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The widening gap between America’s haves and have-nots is usually expressed with hard data on the declining wages and incomes of working adults.

American Inequality: A Children's Story

The widening gap between America’s haves and have-nots is usually expressed with hard data on the declining wages and incomes of working adults.

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The attack on Pearl Harbor unified an American generation that went on to win World War II.  Their descendents still share the memories today.  It would not be until September 11, 2001…

September 11, Five Years Later

The attack on Pearl Harbor unified an American generation that went on to win World War II.  Their descendents still share the memories today.  It would not be until September 11, 2001…

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