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Monday, April 17th, 2017 @ 10:41AM

It’s Time We Get More Social Workers Elected

During her remarks during our recent Social Work Day on the Hill reception, George Warren Brown School of Social Work Dean Mary McKay stated that the Congress would be more effective if 20 percent of its Members were social workers. Her comments were greeted with a rousing ovation and later…

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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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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, November 28th, 2016 @ 9:25AM

Restoring Faith in Our Democracy

Social work is the profession that best promotes hope. We work to provide hope to distressed people throughout the world. Where there is disaster, trauma, and chaos, you will usually find a social worker lending a hand, saying the right things as we are trained to do, and always providing…

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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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