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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:03AM

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Supreme Court Deliberates

In what may be its biggest decision since Bush v Gore, for all intents and purposes, handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating Gill v. Whitford, deciding the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative district lines drawn by the Republican majority in 2010…

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Monday, July 17th, 2017 @ 8:04AM

CRISP Boot Camp Boosts Political Social Work

The inaugural CRISP Political Boot Camp is now in the history books. The three-day intensive training ended Wednesday with an emotional closing session during which attendees shared their challenges and the beginnings of growth, celebrated new friendships, and committed themselves to work in the political arena. It was a fitting…

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 11:04AM

Smart Decarceration Trumps Lock Them Up Policies

Carrie Pettus-Davis & Charles E. Lewis Jr.  During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump fancied himself to be the “law and order” candidate, promising to be tough on crime should he win the White House. United States Attorney Jeff Sessions sought to make good on that promise recently when he sent a…

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Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 @ 9:30AM

Fake News About Obamacare

The Republicans latest talking point about the Affordable Care Act is that it is collapsing and will ultimately fail, therefore the only alternative is to repeal it and rescue lower income Americans by passing a new law that will deprive many of them of healthcare and cause millions to pay…

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 11:56AM

Social Work, Civic Engagement and the 12 Grand Challenges

Social work researchers gathered in New Orleans last week for the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) bracing for the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump and mindful that his administration will bring challenges for the profession and many of the vulnerable citizens we…

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