The Troubling Myths of Opportunity and Mobility in the Democratic Convention

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 9:40 am

Just because I don’t want to ignore the two main speeches from last night’s convention, as I feel I did in my initial thoughts on the convention, let me wind back to them. I found them to be mostly similar, and actually, mostly limiting. First Julián Castro, the mayor of San Antonio, spoke of an [...]

Food Fight: House Resists Food Stamp Cuts in Child Nutrition Bill

By: Wednesday September 29, 2010 7:25 am

Let’s start with the fact that the Child Nutrition Act needs reauthorization by the end of this week or it expires. Good news, the Senate has already passed a bill and is not the problem! Bad news, the Senate found $2.2 billion in offsets for the bill by dipping into the SNAP cookie jar and [...]

Michelle Obama Deployed In Health Care Debate

By: Friday October 23, 2009 9:45 am

The White House just released a video first lady Michelle Obama, focusing on health care and gender disparity. She tells a personal story about her daughter and a bout with meningitis, and what that might have looked like if the family didn’t have insurance. She includes a story of medical bankruptcy and a woman denied [...]

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