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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 ...

Long-Term Unemployed Losing Benefits
Originally Posted: 05/21/2012 - 1:55pm | 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 - 11:11am | 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 - 11:00am | 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 - 11:53am | 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 - 11:32am | 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 - 11:01am | 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 - 8:15am | 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 - 1:53pm | 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 - 11:06am | 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 - 11:49am | 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 - 11:09am | 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 - 11:11am | 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 - 11:12am | 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 - 2:51pm | 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 - 2:11pm | 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. ...

Congressman: Food Stamps 'Enslave' People
Originally Posted: 05/09/2012 - 2:21pm | Type: Blog

Over at Think Progress, Scott Keys reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comments. Over at  Think Progress ,  Scott Keys  reports on Rep. Allen West's latest comme ...

David Brooks on 'The Structural Revolution'
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

David Brooks examines what he perceives as the coming 'structural revolution' in the global economy. For the  International Herald Tribune  yesterday,  David Broo ...

Borrowing Increases Dramatically
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:26pm | Type: Blog

Andrew Leonard examines the latest consumer borrowing figures for Salon.   Andrew Leonard  examines the latest consumer borrowing figures for  Salon : "Consu ...

It's Getting Better to Be a Mother in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

For USA Today, Michelle Healy analyzes a new report on the state of motherhood around the globe. For  USA Today ,  Michelle Healy  analyzes a new report on the state of mo ...

Why the Economy Is Where It Is
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:30pm | Type: Blog

Why are advanced economies so seemingly immune to correct diagnosis and prescription?   Jared Bernstein  of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities takes a look at the e ...

Ph.D. in One Hand, Food Stamps in the Other
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports on the drastic rise in the number of people with advanced degrees who are also reliant on government welfare. The Huffington Post  reports on th ...

Why Getting money Out of Politics is Good for Business
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Motions on the ballots at the annual meetings of Bank of America and 3M will act as referenda on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Citizens United case. From  Newsweek M ...

Making Better Use of Food Stamps
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

On the Politico opinion pages, Jason Ackerman examines how food assistance programs could be better utilized. On the  Politico  opinion pages,  Jason Ackerman  examines ho ...

Will We Be Able to Afford Medicare?
Originally Posted: 05/04/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Blog

Yes, I know that health-care costs have spiraled out of control. Yes, I understand that the government will not be able to afford Medicare much longer, especially since the ratio of workers to retired people h ...

Graduate from Harvard, MIT... for Free?
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:35am | Type: Blog

The Boston Globe reports on a new partnership between Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: The Boston Globe reports on a new partnership between ...

Why Fixing the Economy is Easier Than We Think
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Paul Krugman talks about his new book, and why fixing the economy is easier than we think. In an interview with  Rolling Stone ,  Paul K ...

Pentagon Gains as Billions Cut from Poverty Programs
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 10:30am | Type: Blog

From  Politico : American soldiers learned the hard way not to walk down enemy trails in Vietnam — and certainly not twice. But here come the House Republicans, marching into the sunlight by shifting billions from poverty programs to the Pent ...

Occupy Wall Street Lives!
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 2:41pm | Type: Blog

In Lower Manhattan Tuesday evening, there were people everywhere -- mainly white folks, but still diverse; lots of young people but with a significant number of non-young people. And there was a spirit of hope ...

Cornell West and Tavis Smiley on America's New Working Poor
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

From  Salon  yesterday: Last Friday, the U.S. Government announced that 7.2 percent of Americans in the labor force earn so little that they are living in poverty. Reuters noted that the percentage of the working poor is the highest in at lea ...

Colbert Catholics: Father Thomas Reese on Ryan's "Deeply Christian" Budget
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 12:31pm | Type: Blog

Georgetown University's Father Thomas Reese finds discrepancies between Catholic doctrine and Paul Ryan's fiscal ministry. "As Jesus said, 'Tough love your ...

May Day and the Occupation
Originally Posted: 05/01/2012 - 11:35am | Type: Blog

Today is May Day – an historic day of protest and action for the working class. This year, in light of the Occupy movement, many are hopeful of the resurgence this day can bring in the fight for national again ...

Not Worth the Gamble
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Phil Blackwell Internet sales of lottery tickets are shortsighted and wrong. PEOPLE GAMBLE—always have, and a ...

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When a City Can't Afford an Election
Originally Posted: 04/26/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Apart from the state of public discourse and apathy concerns of the weary voter, another issue is creeping up that could pose a problem for potential turnout—money. If the GOP pr ...