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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 @ 9:04AM

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

One of the more fascinating experiences of my doctoral studies at Columbia University was delving into the writings of Richard Hofstadter in Shelia Kamerman’s policy class, particularly his 1944 book: Social Darwinism in American Thought which I found to be eye opening. The concept was new but seemed plausible: some…

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Monday, November 14th, 2016 @ 8:29AM

Trump’s Election Proves How Much Voting Matters

It has taken me a minute to get my brain wrapped around the fact that Donald J. Trump will indeed be the next President of the United States. Much of my psyche is still in denial. After a raucous and wearisome presidential campaign during which he lied about and vilified…

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016 @ 9:22AM

No Time to Despair—Time to Go to Work!

I never took the time to consider what a Donald Trump presidency would mean for America. I was assured there was no way a plurality of American voters would elect to the nation’s highest office a person with no political or governmental experience. Yet we find ourselves in a situation…

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Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 @ 9:57AM

Whose United States Is This Anyway?

For conservatives in America, what they are witnessing now was never supposed to happen. The United States was founded as a white Christian nation but all of that seems to be unraveling, rapidly and permanently. A genocidal war reduced the native populations to a fragment of their numbers. Greed brought…

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Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 @ 2:43PM

Race and Public Policy

Policies that exclude and deny opportunity to specific groups of Americans are always counterproductive.  Ultimately, any economic gains that may accrue to one group of people from reduced competition for perceived scarcity of resources will be offset by the lack of productivity of those who were denied.  The output of…

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Monday, November 2nd, 2015 @ 8:34AM

Paul Ryan and the Poor

Watching the proceedings on the floor of the House of Representatives Thursday on the occasion of the election and swearing-in of Rep. Paul Ryan (WI-) as the 54th Speaker of the House, one might be convinced that discord had been banished from this hallowed legislative arena and that all is…

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