As dad was dishing out food to homeless people, he was approached by a nun "What do you do for a living?" "I'm a gambler," replied my father. "Joe, this is the first time we ever had a gambler on THIS side of the table." Problem gambling has pushed a lot of people into poverty.
There comes a time when many fine examples of how to improve learning and life conditions for our children and young people hits a ceiling. They cannot get to scale, because as exemplary as they may be, they have an "isolated impact" on the issues.
Despite the onset of cold, rainy weather, Occupy Chicago persists. The Occupy movement worldwide is gaining breadth and strength as best practices are developed and shared across the Occupy community. It is a movement that Mayor Emanuel cannot simply ignore or arrest out of existence.
The Obama administration has been on the right side of the law and the science on strong clean air protections which are now under attack in Congress. So why is it yielding to industry pressure on this important standard?