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Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:03AM

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Supreme Court Deliberates

In what may be its biggest decision since Bush v Gore, for all intents and purposes, handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating Gill v. Whitford, deciding the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative district lines drawn by the Republican majority in 2010…

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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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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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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, February 22nd, 2016 @ 9:12AM

Can Social Workers Make a Difference in 2016 Elections?

My visit with NASW-Alabama was encouraging because of the commitment and determination displayed by the leadership to rally the community around specific policies. What is more encouraging is there does not seem to be a generational divide in enthusiasm.  Both young and older social workers showed up in the bitter…

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015 @ 9:56AM

One Person, One Vote Will Be Defined By Supreme Court

When you think about it, the concept of “one person, one vote” is relatively new to the American experience.  It was not until 1920 that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified giving women in the United States the right to vote.  African Americans did not receive full suffrage…

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