U.S. Aid to Haiti vs. Iraq

The U.S. government has provided more than $450 million to aid Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake, according USAID administrator Rajiv Shah. Research by the economist Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes in 2007 estimated the war in Iraq was costing the...

More Kids in Poverty

A new study by the National Center for Children in Poverty says that the number of children living in poverty increased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2008. There are at least 14 million American children living in poverty today. Photo: Flickr, D Sharon...

Howard Zinn Dies at 87

By ZAZIL DAVIS-VAZQUEZ Howard Zinn, an anti-war activist, historian and author of over 20 books, including The People’s History of the United States, died on January 27, 2010, of a heart attack. Zinn was famous for writing about ordinary people who fought against...

Easy Apple Pie

PHOTO: Flickr.com/bkajino Ingredients Crust: 1 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup oil (vegetable or olive oil works well) 3 tbsp. cold water Filling: 6 or 7 apples peeled and sliced thin 2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp. sugar (optional) Instructions Make the bottom crust first:...

Haiti Timeline: A History of Foreign Occupation

By AMANDA VENDER For hundreds of years, other countries have tried to control Haiti. Many people blame these other countries, that have exploited the land and people, for Haiti’s high poverty rate. Over 80 percent of the people live on less than $2 a day....