Poverty

 
Right-Wing, Tea Party, what is the Tea Party, Tea Party nuts
 

Tea Party Pharaohs and Right-Wing Romans

At Passover, we tell the story of a Pharaoh who was inhospitable to strangers in his land. In America today, it's Tea Party that attacks anyone in favor of sensible immigration reform.
Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Brazil, squatters rights, squatters, Rio Olympics
 

Mass Evictions in Rio de Janeiro as the 2016 Rio Olympics loom

As we near the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil starts clearing out the poor from local Shanty towns.
Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news
 

Did Hell Just Freeze Over?

As America shivered through a historic freeze, Obama warmed up the discussion of poverty, the Senate passed unemployment benefits and debate shifted from austerity to inequality.
 

Mormon Bishop Posing As Homeless Man Rebuffed by Congregation

A bishop in a Mormon church outside Salt Lake City has shined a light on the hypocrisy and selfishness of members of his church by dressing as a homeless man and gauging their reactions to him.
 

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

Margaret Thatcher visits with Augusto Pinochet while he was under house arrest in London. Margaret Thatcher is dead.
 

Bloodshed and Unemployment Insurance

The New York Times front page on 7 March 1930, the day following the march for Unemployment Insurance.
 

Life Before Social Security

This year I will be 71 years old, assuming I make it and I have close family now into their eighties.
 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Needs to Explain “Racial Entitlement”

The United States Supreme Court recently listened to a challenge to the Voting Rights Act in which the question before the court is “about whether the federal government should still
 

Cause of Homelessness in America is Diverse

As someone, who was worked for a homeless shelter for over five years and whose job description sometimes meant signing in walk-ins and staffing the phones for referrals, I have met many homeless p
 

Why The U.S. Needs To Let the Israeli's and Palestinian's Solve Their Own Crisis

We live under the false notion in the United States that if we just assert ourselves into the situation we can control the out come.