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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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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 @ 7:18AM

Repeal and Replace is a Dead Issue Mr. President

After Arizona Senator John McCain’s thumbs down last week sent the so-called “skinny” healthcare bill to an inglorious defeat, most Americans saw his action as the death knell for Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Not so in the White House. President Trump sent a…

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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, 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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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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