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Poll: Americans Split on Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

A poll taken days before the high court's ruling found that 43 percent of Americans said the court should not overturn the law, and 35 percent hoped it would. The Supreme Cou ...

Religious Groups React to Supreme Court Health Care Ruling
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Religious groups and social conservatives are reacting to the Supreme's Court's historic ruling that largely upholds President Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. ...

The Insider List
Originally Posted: 09/10/2012 - 10:21pm | Type: Blog

It's a honking long list of insiders—605 names long, give or take a few duplicates. What do all of them, mostly from corporate America, know about the secret playbook U.S. trade officials are using next w ...

One Deadly Infection, Two Healthy Babies, and Three Broken Legs (or, how Government Healthcare Totally Saved My Behind)
Originally Posted: 06/29/2012 - 9:07am | Type: Blog

Brace yourselves. I’m about to step on a soapbox. Much as I’d like to go all armchair-Constitutional-scholar and argue that access to affordable health care SHOULD be in the same category as education, fire-fi ...

Faithful Alternatives to the Sequester
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 4:36pm | Type: Blog

Today the Interreligious Working Group on Domestic Human Needs (DHN) presented a forum for congressional representatives to talk about a more faithful response to the pending sequester this upcoming January.   Sequestration as we know it was meant to ...

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 4:58pm | Type: Blog

UPDATED: With transcripts from the President and Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court ruled today in a 5-4 decision that President Barack Obama’s chief domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is constitutiona ...

BREAKING: Affordable Care Act Upheld, According to Reports
Originally Posted: 06/28/2012 - 10:44am | Type: Blog

According to SCOTUS Blog, the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act limiting only the Medicaid provision, with Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the majority. ...

Huge Cuts in Welfare on the Table in Pennsylvania
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

Pennsylvania governor may cut human services. The American Prospect reports: "Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's first stab at a budget for this year left the ...

Praying for a Student Jubilee
Originally Posted: 06/22/2012 - 1:57pm | Type: Blog

On July 1, the federal interest rate for student loans is scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent unless Congress intervenes. Yesterday, as Congress battled over the f ...

Nuns on the Bus Hits Rep. Paul Ryan's Wisconsin Office
Originally Posted: 06/21/2012 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

When the Nuns on the Bus pulled up in front of Rep. Paul Ryan’s home office in Janesville, Wis., earlier this week, they were challenging the theological rationale he has been using for his budget plan that ha ...

A New Hymn for Justice
Originally Posted: 06/20/2012 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette wrote this hymn based on Micah 6:8 after attending Bread for the World’s Lobby Day on June 12th and reading Jim Wallis’ “The Missing Religious Principle in Our Budget Debates.” ...

Is Homeless Crackdown a Sign of Compassion Fatigue?
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 4:31pm | Type: Blog

Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than 50 other cities have previously adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws, according to the National Law Center on ...

Catholic University vs. Catholic Social Teaching on Unions
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

Duquesne University says it's too Catholic for adjunct faculty to unionize, but the Catholic Church has called unions an "indispensible element of social life." ...

Nuns On the Bus Takes the Sisters' Message Through U.S.
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 3:08pm | Type: Blog

A group of Catholic Sisters set off for the Nuns on the Bus tour, speaking out against the House Republican budget that cuts funding for safety net programs and hurts those already in poverty. ...

Meritocracy Has Failed
Originally Posted: 06/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Salon 's Editor-at-Large, Joan Walsh writes: "Thanks to OWS and the work of writers like Stiglitz, 2012 was supposed to be the year America rediscovered and tackled economic inequality. Time magazine closed 2011 by naming OWS i ...

Holy Act of Congress! Batgirl Defends Equal Pay
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 3:01pm | Type: Blog

The video clip may be a bit grainy, but the message of a public service announcement about the federal Equal Pay law from 45 years ago feels thoroughly (and maddeningly) au courant. ...

Can Technology Bring about World Peace?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

A fascinating essay on 'geo-economics' for The Atlantic by  Ayesha and Parag Khanna : Still, technology is playing a great role in not just the events of geopolitical history but its course. If military power is inherently compe ...

Teens Struggle to Find Summer Jobs
Originally Posted: 06/13/2012 - 12:03pm | Type: Blog

A record number of teens will be able to find work this summer, The Associated Press reports: Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such a ...

When Grandma Can’t Eat
Originally Posted: 06/12/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

As Congress continues to wage a war of political ideology over budget cuts and entitlement programs, they need to remember that these abstract policy debates have real consequences for millions of Americans. ...

It's Time to Say a Brave YES to What You Were Made For
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 1:56pm | Type: Blog

Arloa Sutter didn’t know what she was doing, but she did it anyways. I love gutsy people like that. I want to tell you the story of one brave woman who has given her life to live ...

Compassion in the Midst of Poverty
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 11:01am | Type: Blog

I curse my student's poverty and will fight for things like nutritional aid for low-income mothers-to-be and young children, quality public schools, aid to low-income college students and universal health ...

"Temporary" Recession-Era Cuts Not So Temporary
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 10:52am | Type: Blog

States that said recession-era cuts to education and health care were unavoidable and temporary are now using budget surpluses, not to restore school funding, but to cut taxes. Fr ...

Indentured Servitude: Why Student Loans Won’t Go Away
Originally Posted: 06/07/2012 - 1:53pm | Type: Blog

I joke sometimes that my dream is to pay off my student loans before I retire, but to be honest, that probably won’t happen. It wouldn’t surprise me if I have them with me the rest of my life. ...

A Political Impasse on the Economy
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Blog

Divided government no longer works. David Horsey writes in the Los Angeles Times: "The best thing that can happen is that one party or the other wins both th ...

Are the Candidates Talking Enough About Poverty?
Originally Posted: 06/05/2012 - 9:56am | Type: Blog

Plight of the 99 percent being ignored. Writing for The Huffington Post .  Jeffrey P. Colin argues: "With election campaigning in full swing now, many of the u ...

Time for the Next Generation to Form New Economic Agenda?
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 3:09pm | Type: Blog

The emerging generation needs to push its own new agenda for economic growth. Writing for The Daily Beast today, Joel Kotkin argues: The developed world’s youth s ...

Why Education Matters More Than We Know
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 3:15pm | Type: Blog

Improving education is key to addressing global poverty. For The Huffington Post ,  Robert Gallucci writes: Around the world, 35 million girls who should be in ...

Who or What is to Blame for the Struggling Economy?
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 1:49pm | Type: Blog

Who or What is to Blame for the Struggling Economy? John Hudson  of  The Atlantic  writes: "Everyone agrees the latest jobs report is a disaster, but economists ...

Fairness for Whom?
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice Fairness matters, especially for people on society’s margins—and that conviction goes far beyond tax equity to every aspect of p ...

Personhood for Profit
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Vincent Miller Seeing corporations as people, are we making ourselves over in their image? ARE CORPORATIONS “ ...

Resurrecting Detroit
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elizabeth Palmberg Angela Glover Blackwell believes in Detroit's future, and she has a vision for how to get there. Failure is not a ...

An Assault on Local Democracy
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Michigan's "Emergency Manager" law and Detroit's future. A big chan ...

A Farm Grows in Motown
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:00pm | Type: Magazine Article

Korla Masters Detroiters often use the phoenix rising from the ashes as a metaphor for the city's resilience. Worms might be just as ...

Paul's Letter to the 1%
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 4:41pm | Type: Magazine Article

churches: Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11), Crispus and Gaius (1:14), and Stephanas (1:16; 16:17). Unlike his ... of demons (10:14-22), the table of the domination system that God opposes. But by not attending ... 10-13). Not a Supper of the Lord! 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 The context of chapters 11 to 14 ...

TV Bad for Kids' Self-Esteem — Except White Boys
Originally Posted: 06/01/2012 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

Watching TV is bad for kids' self-esteem, except if they're white boys.   Watching TV is bad for kids' self-esteem, except if they're white boys. (Seems li ...

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Senator Calls Seniors Concerned About Social Security Cuts 'Greedy Geezers'
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

on $14K/year probably isn’t in the top ten… "…former Sen. Alan Simpson recently referred to a group ... retirees who receive an average annual Social Security benefit of $14,000 as “greedy,” a new issue ... on $14K/year probably isn’t in the top ten… Economic Justice,payroll tax cap,social security ...

Money Unlimited
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

Campaign finance and the Citizens United decision A good history in The New Yorker of attempts at regulating campaign finance leading to the Citizens United case befor ...

Is Income Inequality to Blame for the Faltering Economic Recovery?
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 10:40am | Type: Blog

According to CAP, there is a striking correlation between the decline of infrastructure and the rise of inequality over the past four decades. In a thought-provoking piece for  ...

Report: U.S. Failing to Tackle Child Poverty
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 1:37pm | Type: Blog

U.S. has one of the highest rates of child poverty in the developed world. From  Think Progress :  According to a new report from the Office of Research at the United Nat ...

Illinois Bill Allows for Free Hospital Care for State's Poorest
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 11:22am | Type: Blog

CBS  reported yesterday: Illinois hospitals would be required to provide free surgeries and other inpatient care to many uninsured poor people under a bill the Legislature passed Tuesday, a mandate already on the books in eight other states. ...

Tackling Hunger a Moral, Security, Economic Imperative
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 5:06pm | Type: Blog

Members of the G8 announced its commitment to the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition which will seek to “lift 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years through inclusive and sustained a ...

Honor Thy Mothers and Fathers
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 3:05pm | Type: Blog

The face of aging in America isn't a pretty one. Not because the flesh is sagging, but because the nation that once built schools, malls and suburbs for baby boomer families when they were young has turne ...

Finding a Space for Occupy
Originally Posted: 05/23/2012 - 1:09pm | Type: Blog

Understanding the significance of political space and Occupy's inability to recapture it reveals why the movement is having difficulty re-gaining traction A key figure in the ...

Where is the Occupy movement going?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 1:55pm | Type: Blog

For  The Washington Post ,  Jonathan Capehart  fears that the Occupy movement won't survive if it doesn't adapt: If Occupy doesn’t use this time to get actively involved in political process, it will never move from protest to pow ...

Uncovering the real National Security budget
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 1:54pm | Type: Blog

Writing for  Tom's Dispatch  and  The Huffington Post ,  Christopher Hellman  and  Mattea Kramer  estimate what the U.S. really spends on national security: National security accounts for one quarter of every dollar the federal ...

NGOs React to Obama's New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, Camp David Declaration
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

“This new alliance – is a nice complement at best, a deflection at worst. The role of the private sector is important, but they will not be able to make up for the G8’s broken promises...Smallholder farmers ne ...