This is the third in a series of five blogs that we will post on grit and what it means for poor kids.
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2014 is just getting started, and already there have been serious or fatal shootings in cities from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles.
Nothing real was done about diabetes -- our major national health problem -- in the first stimulus, but look at what could be done by making real diabetes prevention a major "stimulus" focus.
We respect the city's interest in servicing the tourists and more affluent New Yorkers and we recognize these programs, in some way, benefit the entire city. However, the poor do not benefit enough.
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