A Swing State Disenfranchises Its Poor Electorate By Aura Bogado As we noted on Thursday, the issue of poverty was conspicuously missing from the first presidential candidatesâ€™ debate. While the term â€œmiddle classâ€ was traded more than thirty times between Obama and Romney, neither candidate made any substantive claims about poverty. In a debate dominated by the topic of the...read more
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As the mother of two teenagers, my greatest concern tonight is what to put on the dinner table, chicken or fish, pasta or pizza? A world away, in Ethiopiaâ€™s Amhara region, 32 year old Alemeneshe, pictured here breastfeeding her one year old son Ayalres, has far graver things to worry about. One in ten children die before their fifth birthday in Ethiopia, many from preventable diseases....read more
from NYtimes.com By THOMAS B. EDSALL The publication last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of â€œHigher Social Class Predicts Increased Unethical Behaviorâ€ provided fresh fodder for the liberal critique of the Republican Party and the corporate ethic. The paper, by Paul K. Piff of the University of California, Berkeley, and four colleagues, reports that...read more
Garden of Truth: The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota Authors of the study: Melissa Farley, Nicole Matthews, Sarah Deer, Guadalupe Lopez, Christine Stark, Eileen Hudon The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) and PRE recently released their extensive report on the impact of prostitution and trafficking on Native Women. This three year study...read more