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Monday, February 20th, 2017 @ 9:39AM

The Enemy Within

Much of the noise coming out of the nation’s capital over the course of Donald J. Trump’s nascent presidency has to do with protecting the country from external enemies who want to lethally harm our citizens. One of the first executive orders issued by Mr. Trump was the ban on…

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 @ 8:50AM

Trump Antics are Nothing to Laugh At

The clown show has already stopped being funny. With less than two weeks in the White House, the Trump Administration has displayed a level of dysfunction rarely seen among people charged with governing the most powerful nation on the planet. Where to begin? The Commander-in-Chief spent the better part of…

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Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 @ 9:20AM

Women’s Marches and the Clown Show

Clown show were the first words that popped into my mind when I learned that Donald J. Trump would be the next President of the United States. As a longtime New York City dweller, I know Mr. Trump better than most of the folk in middle America who voted for…

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Monday, October 3rd, 2016 @ 7:50AM

Restoring Economic Vitality to the Middle Class

The White House and many economists celebrated recent good news from the U.S. Census that real median household income increased significantly by 5.2 percent from 2014 to 2015. It was the fastest growth on record and much of the growth was experienced by low- and middle-income households. That good news…

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Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 @ 9:21AM

Voting Is Social Work

Today, Tuesday, September 27 is National Voter Registration Day and social workers are joining celebrities, volunteers and civic-minded Americans across the country in various efforts to encourage citizens to register and exercise their right to vote. As the November 8 presidential election approaches, so are deadlines for registration. Most states…

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016 @ 7:52AM

Social Work and the Welfare State

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (Public Law 104-193), signed into law by President Bill Clinton on August 22, 1996 that would, as many hoped, change welfare as we knew it. Clinton had campaigned on welfare reform. What he did not know…

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