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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 3:27PM

White House Antics Raise Anxiety Levels

Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker representing Tennessee said it best when he described the current state of the White House as being in a downward spiral. This blogpost is not long enough to detail all the chaos that has emanated from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in recent weeks. Many Americans are…

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Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 @ 9:49AM

Social Workers Facing Growing Addiction Crisis

If you are like many still recovering from the national tragedy on November 8 that resulted in the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump, you may have missed the release of the first Surgeon General’s report on substance use and misuse titled: Facing Addiction in America. Released by U.S. Surgeon…

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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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Monday, November 7th, 2016 @ 10:16AM

Ideology Gives Way to Class Struggle

This may be the final presidential election where ideology holds center stage. The left-right characterization of our political struggle where conservatives want to take us back to a time when America was great because of rugged individualism—Make America Great Again—collides with progressives’ reliance on community and working together—Stronger Together—will, in…

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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, July 5th, 2016 @ 8:35AM

Major Changes Await in Mental Health Legislation—But Will They Be Enough?

Much like the nation’s infrastructure, our mental health system is in dire condition. Major changes are on the horizon as two mental health bills seem headed to votes on the floors of the House and the Senate. The question is: will they be enough? H.R. 2646—Helping Families in Mental Health…

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