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Robert F. Kennedy: Teachings for Today 13.4.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here . An emblem of Robert Kennedy’s capacity to reach across racial lines was the way he campaigned in the steel town of Gary, Indiana, when he ran for president in 1968. He made a point to appear together with Mayor Richard Hatcher, the first post-Reconstruction African American mayor of a large city, and Tony Zale, a white local hero who was the middleweight boxing champion of the world. That reach has often been noted over the years, with the added note that many of the city’s white residents who voted for RFK went on to vote for Governor George Wallace in the general election after Kennedy died. I start there because we have never more needed to bring our people together. Of course, Robert Kennedy’s brother was the fallen president, and many of the whites who voted for RFK were Catholic. But there is much more to it. He listened to people, including people who disagreed with him, and definitely of all races. ...
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Hindu 'nationalists' defend accused rapists and shame India 12.4.2018 Washington Post
Hindu 'nationalists' defend accused rapists and shame India
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Tennessee Republicans Experience Cognitive Dissonance on Poverty 12.4.2018 American Prospect
trickle-downers_35.jpg With this week’s “welfare reform” executive order from President Trump, which calls for work requirements in public assistance programs across the board, the outlook for anti-poverty programs is bleak. And this current anti-welfare climate has also made it easier for states to overhaul their public assistance programs. Tennessee, which has one of the highest poverty rates in the country, is one such state. Republican Governor Bill Haslam has proposed a number of welfare reforms that he has asked the Republican-controlled legislature to pass. In two moves supported by the Trump administration, the governor has already announced that the state will further limit food assistance for adults without children, and the legislature may well impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients ( using dollars earmarked for the cash assistance program to implement and monitor those requirements. But at least some Republicans in Tennessee’s General Assembly have gained a partial understanding of ...
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Inside Game: How Foster Care Was Changed Forever 12.4.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Darron Cummings) Shawnee Wilson holds her son, who was in foster care in Indianapolis due to her opioid addiction., in August 2017. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon was furious and heartbroken. Nearly three years after Wyden launched an overhaul of the country’s foster care system, the bipartisan legislation he had championed was dying . At 2:47 a.m. on a December morning in 2016, Wyden, the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, stepped into the well of the Senate to plead with his colleagues to pass the sweeping Family First Prevention Services Act that he had crafted alongside the committee’s chairman Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican. The measure would free up federal funds to help families at risk of losing their children to foster care. For decades, child-welfare advocates have argued that Washington had created a “perverse incentive ” to tear families apart. Since the federal government started funding child welfare programs in 1961, almost all the billions of dollars in ...
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How can Philly work to solve poverty, climate change, bullying? Teens have answers 12.4.2018 Philly.com News
The Aspen Challenge asks high school students to come up with solutions to specific problems in their communities.
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Teachers in Puerto Rico Demand an End to School Closures and Privatization 11.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Efforts to privatize the public schools in Puerto Rico were already under way when Hurricane Maria provided just the impetus the neoliberal establishment was looking for. But educators there are fighting back -- with the support of their peers on the mainland. Ultimately, it's a fight for the future of the working class, say Liza Fournier and Mercedes Martinez, unionized teachers in Puerto Rico. Teachers participate in a one-day strike against the government's privatization drive in public education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on March 19, 2018. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images) Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now more than a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators not only about how to resist but also about how to build a better world. ...
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From the Archives: Homeless in L.A. in 1947 11.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Responding to a citizen's phone call, Los Angeles police found Linda Henderson, 7, and her dog Butch sleeping in the backseat of an automobile in the 700 block of South New Hampshire Avenue on June 17, 1947.

The citizen reported seeing the child sleeping in the car three nights in a row. Police...

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Three-quarters of Colorado foster kids aren’t graduating on time. Officials say rides to school would help 11.4.2018 Denver Post: Local
Legislation under consideration by Colorado lawmakers would require school districts and county child welfare departments to arrange and fund transportation to a child's "school of origin" or the school they are attending when they're moved to a new placement.
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U.S. ethics chief expresses alarm over Pruitt's alleged behavior 9.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Today: Syria Has a 'Big Price to Pay' 9.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

A reported chemical attack in Syria raises the stakes for President Trump’s strategy, as an international outcry grows.

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For Syria, a ‘Big Price to Pay’

The images are profoundly disturbing: dead or dying families, many of them children, in a suburb of Syria’s capital. Activists and...

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Trump to discuss fatal Syria attack with military leadership 9.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Trump on Sunday condemned a "mindless CHEMICAL attack" in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an "animal" and said there would be a "big price to pay" for resorting to outlawed weapons of mass destruction.
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Trump warns of 'big price' for suspected poison gas attack in Syria 9.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump vowed Sunday there would be a “big price to pay” for a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of Syrian civilians, and he issued a rare public rebuke to Russian President Vladimir Putin for backing Syrian President Bashar Assad in the country’s vicious civil war.

Trump’s...

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Trump calls out 'Animal Assad' for attack, criticizes Putin 8.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Although the U.S. government was still working to verify the claim by Syrian opposition activists and rescuers that poison gas was used, Trump declared that there would be a "big price to pay" for the use of the outlawed weapons of mass destruction.
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Philadelphia couple dead in apparent Philly murder-suicide 8.4.2018 Philly.com News
Three children were in the West Philadelphia home but were found unharmed after their parents died in an apparent murder-suicide .
Trump calls out Putin over Syria poison gas attack, says trade clash with China will ease 8.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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How 12 experts would end inequality if they ran America 8.4.2018 Washington Post
How 12 experts would end inequality if they ran America
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Report alleges ongoing 'rape game' among male students in North Dakota school district 7.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The report says hazing and sexual misconduct took place in locker rooms, on field trips and during physical education class and musical rehearsals.
Who are the Cadets? What to know about the drum corps dealing with sexual misconduct allegations 7.4.2018 Philly.com News
A quick guide into the Allentown-based Cadets and the sexual misconduct allegations made against the drum corps' director, George Hopkins.
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We can't ignore race in the tragic story of Devonte Hart and his white adoptive mothers 6.4.2018 Washington Post
Authorities believe that his body may have washed out to sea after one of his mothers intentionally plunged the family’s SUV off a 100-foot cliff in California. Since then, a decade-long timeline of suspected abuse has emerged.
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Renowned drum corps leader resigns amid abuse allegations 6.4.2018 AP National
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The longtime leader of a champion Pennsylvania-based drum and bugle corps has resigned in the wake of a newspaper report that contained allegations of sexual misconduct spanning nearly four decades....
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