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Safety Nets and the 'Deserving Poor'

Toni Johnson | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Toni Johnson

We use the term "safety net" but that doesn't begin to get at how vital they were for me from age 9 to about 13 in my unsafe world. Without them, I might have ended up in foster care, on the streets or something worse in our crack-ridden neighborhood.

The Cruelest of All Factory Farm Products: Eggs From Caged Hens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.16.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

You wouldn't be able to move, so your muscles and bones would deteriorate. Your feet would become lacerated. You would go insane. That's precisely what happens to laying hens.

Fact or Fiction: Is Gen Y Lazy?

Deborah Frett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deborah Frett

Unlike the Silent Generation, Boomers and Gen X, Pew found that Gen Y is the only generational cohort that doesn't cite "work ethic" as a defining characteristic. The top three responses elicited by the open-ended question were: technology use, music/pop culture and liberal/tolerant.

The Tea Party: D.O.A

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Benjamin R. Barber

The Tea Party movement is not really a new Yippie youth phenomenon, but a sad (if toxic) exemplar of last-gasp politics by Americans who fear the future because they will not be part of it.

'Yes We Can' Create a Sane Food Policy in the U.S.

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Friedrich

In January, we will have a president who understands and cares about the broader implications of our food policy. This will be an impressive first.