The Conflict in Iraq: Here’s the Context the Media is Missing

The situation in Iraq is changing daily—and it may be hard to separate the spin from the facts. Currently, 275 American troops have been deployed to Iraq as a Sunni militancy has overtaken large parts of the country, challenging the U.S.-backed Shiite government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But, in order to make informed decisions for the future, we must look at the historical context. We hope this post helps to fill in the gaps between what you’re hearing in the news, and the reality of a complicated situation.

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Banks Won’t Give Mortgages To Women On Maternity Leave

A number of banks, including Bank of America and PNC Mortgage, have settled with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) over allegations that they denied women mortgages because they were on maternity leave at the time, according to Kenneth R. Harney reporting in the LA Times. The… Read more »

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