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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 @ 8:50AM

Trump Antics are Nothing to Laugh At

The clown show has already stopped being funny. With less than two weeks in the White House, the Trump Administration has displayed a level of dysfunction rarely seen among people charged with governing the most powerful nation on the planet. Where to begin? The Commander-in-Chief spent the better part of…

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Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 @ 11:56AM

Social Work, Civic Engagement and the 12 Grand Challenges

Social work researchers gathered in New Orleans last week for the 21st annual conference of the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) bracing for the impending presidency of Donald J. Trump and mindful that his administration will bring challenges for the profession and many of the vulnerable citizens we…

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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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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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