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Monday, August 14th, 2017 @ 8:22AM

Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Most of know these words from the Declaration of Independence. Words can be powerful. Over the…

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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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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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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, 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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Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 @ 9:47AM

Unleashing the Power of Social Work

The very idea of social work is powerful. That a profession can be built on the foundation of beneficence towards others in society, particularly those who are most vulnerable, makes ours a force for good in a world where greed, bigotry, and selfishness exist in no small quantity. Those who…

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