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Free Tuition for Community College

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education
William B. Bradshaw

Currently, we have only a few of the specifics, and this week I will write about: what I do know about the proposal; the need for more particulars; arguments in favor of, and in opposition to, the proposal; and an alternative proposal.

Survival Is Not Enough: Help Children Thrive, Not Just Survive

Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. | Posted 01.20.2015 | New York
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D.

The child who has at least one stable, adult relationship experiences a greater measure of success than a child who grows up alone in a well-intentioned government supported system of care.

Awakening the 'We the People' Within

Annabel Park | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Annabel Park

What would happen if all of us critically examined our basic story of America and see if those stories cause us to make assumptions about people in our lives? What would happen if people could meet each other and see unique individuals with unique stories rather than characters in a pre-existing, pre-scripted story?

I Was An Unwed Welfare Mother: Social Justice for Poor Women and Children

Ellevate | Posted 01.07.2015 | Parents
Ellevate

As successful as the outer trappings of my life have grown, I can still feel the crimson humiliation of being an unwed welfare mother. Over 30 years later, I've never fully shaken that silent shame of the welfare life -- but I'm glad the system was there to help me when I needed it.

The 2015 GOP Clown Car: Bigger, Meaner, and More Dangerous Than Ever

Richard Zombeck | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Richard Zombeck

The most ridiculous comments seem to come from Republicans and I would defy anyone to say otherwise. I have yet to see anyone come up with a list of comments from liberals that comes close, in volume or content, to lists of stupid things Republicans or conservatives say on a fairly regular and consistent basis.

Zi-Ann Lum

This City Eliminated Poverty, And Nearly Everyone Forgot About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics

An aerial view of the city of Dauphin, Manitoba. Forty years ago, a groundbreaking experiment provided checks to Dauphin’s poorest to raise their in...

Critics: Kids Will Be Ultimate Victims Of Michigan's Welfare Drug-Testing Program

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

A new Michigan law that creates a suspicion-based, drug-testing pilot program for welfare recipients has been condemned by state groups and lawmakers ...

How Tony Robbins' "Money: Master The Game" Represents Exactly What Is Destroying America

Ira Israel | Posted 12.25.2014 | Politics
Ira Israel

It is astonishing that someone so bright and well-intentioned does not see the hypocrisy in calling taxes a "drag," "destructive" and "the culprit" and then complaining that money was "slashed" from an entitlement program.

The Christmas Spirit Is an Affront to Conservative Values

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.23.2014 | Comedy
Dale Hansen

On the surface, this charitable giving may seem like the right thing to do for the holiday season. In reality, it's part of a nefarious plot being perpetrated by the lamestream media and Comrade Obama to turn true patriots into bleeding heart liberals and bring down this once-great nation.

Helping the Non-Needy

Phil Harvey | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Phil Harvey

Now that charities' holiday solicitations are building toward their annual climax, you may notice that you're giving more money to the needy than you usually do. What you probably don't realize is that you've been giving tax money to the non-needy all year long.

Police Deliver Groceries To Grandma Caught Shoplifting To Feed Family

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.12.2014 | Good News

This kindhearted officer's unique approach to enforcing the law meant helping someone who needed it most. Helen Johnson, of Tarrant, Alabama, went...

Maybe We Shouldn't Waste Money on Drug Testing Michigan Welfare Recipients

Nick Norton | Posted 12.08.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

Instead of going on a witch hunt to find welfare queens, that by in large do not exist -- Representative Farrington might want to consider spending our money on strengthening our social safety net. Maybe we can spend half a million dollars helping them instead of stigmatizing the poor. Just food for thought.

Reflections on Ol' Dirty Bastard Ten Years Later: ODB as a Microcosm of American Inequality

Shaun Ossei-Owusu | Posted 01.19.2015 | Black Voices
Shaun Ossei-Owusu

Although rarely acknowledged, ODB's tragic life offers lessons into the complexity of black existence and the United States' turbulent history of hardwired social inequality.

It's Not All Relative When It Comes to Income Inequality

Stefanie Haeffele-Balch | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch

So who's correct, which policy prescriptions should we be listening to? The answer is neither: both popular measures fail to grasp the underlying issue at stake -- the actual welfare of those trapped in poverty.

New Claims For Jobless Benefits Reach 290,000

AP | By JOSH BOAK | Posted 01.13.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the increase wasn't sharp enough to disrupt the job market's positive...

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

"Raising the minimum wage is one simple and long-overdue step toward rebalancing the social contract so that the private and public sectors are more equal participants in improving living standards for American workers."

I Often Wonder...

Ari Garber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Ari Garber

I often wonder... Just what the heck is going on? How do some things get so messed up? As I age, the more I feel as if I am lacking the wisdom to u...

Healthcare's Underserved: A Wealth of Opportunities

Jennifer Hirsch | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Hirsch

The women of ZeroDivide.org's Health 2.0 panel were quick to point out, simple solutions go a lot farther to address the underserved market. And there is a lot of opportunity for entrepreneurship.

Underemployment, Poverty and the New Normal in America

Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
Megan Kashner, LSCW, MBA

Underemployment is expensive in dollars and even more costly in terms of its impact on children of under-employed parents. We need to make discussing and addressing this imperfect imbalance a priority.

House Passes 'No Welfare For Weed' Bill

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Tuesday that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana ...

Arthur Delaney

Republicans Tackle Scourge Of Welfare In Weed Stores

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Next week the U.S. House of Representatives will likely consider legislation to prevent a government shutdown, and maybe a bill to autho...

Wealth, Welfare and the Brother-in-Law Rule

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.10.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One of the enigmas of our political landscape is the impoverished Republican. This is the American with very little money, and many unmet needs, who nevertheless votes for people and policies that will deny him or her assistance. Indeed, many of the reddest states in the nation are among the largest beneficiaries of government aid.

Women's Equality Day? Not At All!

Carlynne McDonnell | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Carlynne McDonnell

If we want to be truthful, we should call it the "Women Were Given the Right to Vote" day because the current name is a misnomer. Women are still not treated as equal.

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan Recycles Weak Talking Point On Welfare Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday praised welfare reform for reducing child poverty, even though child poverty is higher today than i...

Arthur Delaney

This Week In Making Poor People Pee

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) announced this week that certain poor people in the state will have to relieve themselves if they want to get...