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Nuns On the Bus Takes the Sisters' Message Through U.S.
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 2:08pm | 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 - 12:13pm | 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 - 2:01pm | 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 - 11:02am | 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 - 11:03am | 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 - 3:18pm | 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 - 12:56pm | 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 - 10:01am | 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 - 9:52am | 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 - 12:53pm | 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 - 8:57am | 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 - 8:56am | 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 - 2:09pm | 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 - 2:15pm | 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 - 12:49pm | 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 - 9:23am | 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 - 1:00pm | 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 - 1:00pm | 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 - 9:51am | 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 - 1:00pm | 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 - 3:41pm | 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 - 8:59am | 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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Originally Posted: 09/07/2012 - 8:48am | Type: Product

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Senator Calls Seniors Concerned About Social Security Cuts 'Greedy Geezers'
Originally Posted: 05/31/2012 - 12:08pm | 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 - 10:20am | 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 - 9:40am | 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 - 12:37pm | 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 - 10:22am | 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 - 4:06pm | 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 - 2:05pm | 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 - 12:09pm | 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 - 12:55pm | 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 - 12:54pm | 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 - 2:07pm | 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 ...

Long-Term Unemployed Losing Benefits
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 12:55pm | Type: Blog

For  The Nation ,  Greg Kaufmann  writes: The long-term unemployed now make up over 40 percent of all unemployed workers, and 3.3 percent of the labor force. In the past six decades, the previous highs for these figures were 26 percent and ...

VIDEO: Images from NATO Protests in Chicago
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

From the Chicago Sun-Times: Several thousand protesters spent five hours peacefully chanting, singing and marching against war. At the end, nearly 40 young veterans dramatically took their military medals and ...

Is Bono Really $1.5 Billion Richer with Facebook IPO? (Don't Believe the Hype, He Says)
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:00am | Type: Blog

Do Not Display (Africa, Bono, extreme poverty, Facebook, g8, IPO, Racial and Social Justice, U2, Economic Justice, Quick Read) Africa,Bono,extreme poverty,Faceboo ...

Bono to the G8: Transparency, 'We Won't Have Food Security Without It'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

"Crops need sunlight. So does resource extraction. Both need sunlight’s disinfecting glare," Bono told the G8 symposium on food security and agriculture. "Isn’t transparency the vaccine to preve ...

An International “Occupy” Manifesto
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 10:32am | Type: Blog

One of the things which struck me was how strong the GlobalMay Statement, is on the climate and environmental crises. Several days ago a document, the “GlobalMay Statement,” show ...

Apocalypse Fairly Soon
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 10:01am | Type: Blog

European financial crisis. Paul Krugman looks at the European financial crisis and sees Apocalypse Fairly Soon . Suddenly, it has become easy to see how the euro — that gr ...

Watch: Live Feed of President Obama and World Leaders at G8 Global Food Security Symposium
Originally Posted: 05/18/2012 - 7:15am | Type: Blog

Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security, Advancing Food and Nutrition Security at the 2012 G8 Summit, will begin at 8 a.m. The Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food S ...

Making Money Off the Poor
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 12:53pm | Type: Blog

Barbara Ehrenreich invetigates the growing practice of businesses and government making money off of the poorest in society. Barbara Ehrenreich  invetigates the growing practic ...

Income Inequality Talk Too Hot For TED
Originally Posted: 05/17/2012 - 10:06am | Type: Blog

The  National Journal' s  Jim Tankersley  writes: There’s one idea, though, that TED’s organizers recently decided was too controversial to spread: the notion that widening income inequality is a bad thing for America, and that as a re ...

An Election Between the 1 percent and the 99 percent?
Originally Posted: 05/16/2012 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

For The Nation, Ari Berman argues that President Obama must hold Wall Street accountable. For  The Nation ,  Ari Berman  argues that President Obama must hold Wall Street ...

Is Hope the Key to Tackling Poverty?
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 10:09am | Type: Blog

In the latest edition of The Economist, a new theory on how to tackle poverty: offer hope. In the latest edition of  The Economist , a new theory on how to tackle poverty: o ...

Tony Perkins Says Government "Crowding Out" Anti-Poverty Nonprofits
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 10:11am | Type: Blog

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council says government is wrong way to handle poverty. In a heated discussion with  MSNBC 's  Martin Bashir , Tony Perkins of the ...

Voters See Brighter Future for Economy
Originally Posted: 05/15/2012 - 10:12am | Type: Blog

The Hill reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects. The Hill  reports on a new poll focussing on the country's economic prospects: ...

Bishops Assess Budget
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 1:51pm | Type: Blog

The U.S. Catholic Bishops weighed in on the budget again yesterday. A letter signed by Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Chairman of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, and sent to Members of the ...

Mother's Week: Undervaluing Women
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

For most of the other 364 days of the year, the lives of women and mothers are undervalued. There is a beautiful story that some Christians have learned to tell about motherhood. ...