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Thursday, December 21st, 2017 @ 9:21AM

Got Any Fresh Ideas?

President Donald Trump is the manifestation of the dysfunction of the political processes in the United States—a dysfunction born out of the propertied class seeking disproportionate control over government to promote an agenda that favors their interests which is getting richer. They are the owners of real estate and large…

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Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 @ 8:27AM

Whither Political Social Work?

The Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work, under the very capable leadership of director Tanya Rhodes Smith, conducted a highly successful Campaign School in Washington, DC earlier this month. The event was co-hosted with CRISP, George Mason University, Howard University, and NASW chapters from Maryland, DC, and Virginia….

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Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 @ 9:20AM

Social Workers as Public Intellectuals

The CRISP Political Boot Camp next month is designed primarily to provide training for social workers and others desiring to run for elected office or manage political campaigns. It also offers training for those seeking to be spokespersons for a political candidate or a cause—what are often referred to as…

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Thursday, May 25th, 2017 @ 11:04AM

Smart Decarceration Trumps Lock Them Up Policies

Carrie Pettus-Davis & Charles E. Lewis Jr.  During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump fancied himself to be the “law and order” candidate, promising to be tough on crime should he win the White House. United States Attorney Jeff Sessions sought to make good on that promise recently when he sent a…

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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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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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