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Monday, February 13th, 2017 @ 8:52AM

12 Grand Challenges for Social Work is Evolving into Something Very Special

As a newly-minted member of the Grand Challenges Executive Committee, one may suspect my assessment of this ambitious initiative may not be objective. However, I welcomed the opportunity to serve on the GCEC because of my growing appreciation of its potential. I will admit my initial thoughts about the 12…

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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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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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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 @ 9:33AM

Why the Hate for Hillary?

Having spent too many hours trying to understand the reasons for the incessant negative media output, I can find no rational explanation for why those in the media have taken a disliking to the Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton to put it mildly.  She is simply hated because she is…

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 @ 12:56PM

TANF Reauthorization Could Be a Boon for Social Workers

House Ways and Means Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI-1) has put his imprint on proposed legislation to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and that could be a good development for social workers because if Ryan gets his way, every TANF recipient will have a caseworker who…

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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 @ 3:33PM

The New Koch: Anyone Buying?

Back in April of 1985, the Coca Cola Company sensing a decline in its leading share of the cola market, tried to rebrand its soft drink by tweaking the secret formula that had been successful for nearly a century.  Thus we got the “New Coke.”  Unfortunately, consumers were not convinced…

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