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Jonathan Swift's America 18.3.2017 Views
Charles Idelson

In 1729 writer/satirist Jonathan Swift penned an essay directed toward the English upper class suggesting a solution for how to prevent the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to the country and empire and “for making them beneficial to the public.”

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Catherine Rampell: Republicans are sealing the exits from the poverty trap 18.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
WASHINGTON • Sorry, poor people of America. Republicans are quietly sealing all the exits on the poverty trap. It’s a four-part process, in which officials at all levels of government are taking part: First, reduce poor women’s access to the reproductive services they need to prevent unintended pregnancies, so they have less control over when, and with whom, they have children. Second, make it harder for any unexpectedly expecting women to have abortions. Third, make the adoption process more ex... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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I lost my son to a drug overdose: say no to safe injection sites 17.3.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Why should taxpayers be burdened with the costs of providing “heroin houses” for drug users to shoot up when we can’t even solve our homeless problem?
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Jennifer Garner calls for Congress to boost education funds 17.3.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jennifer Garner has called on Congress to do more to support early childhood education. The actress testified Thursday on Capitol Hill in support of education programs for preschoolers in poverty. Garner recalled growing up in West Virginia around children in poverty. She told lawmakers that she “couldn’t stand up for them back […]
After the Baca scandal and beatings of juvenile hall inmates, county leaders face a moment of truth 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Are Los Angeles County Supervisors finally going to get serious about curbing employee misconduct?

The question arises yet again after prosecutors charged Probation Department employees in beatings of juvenile hall wards. One of the accused appeared in court Wednesday, the same day that jurors...

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A transgender child's dilemma: When to go, and where 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I remember the trembling fear that engulfed my body. I would hold my pee for hours; I normalized lower belly pain because it was less uncomfortable than choosing a bathroom. It was a constant dance, one that consumed my mind and eclipsed my lessons: how to be able to pee, when to pee and where.

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Is there such a thing as good eugenics? 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

We entered a new phase as a species when Chinese scientists altered a human embryo to remove a potentially fatal blood disorder — not only from the baby, but all of its descendants. Researchers call this process “germline modification.” The media likes the phrase “designer babies.” But we should...

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Nations have separated children from parents before. It never ends well. 17.3.2017 Washington Post
Nations have separated children from parents before. It never ends well.
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Mother charged with attempted murder in stabbing of 6-month-old daughter 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles mother was charged Thursday with deliberately burning her 6-month-old daughter and stabbing the baby in the chest with scissors, authorities said.

Maria Mendez, 39, faces two counts each of attempted murder and child abuse as well as one count of assault with a deadly weapon, according...

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How Republicans plan to hurt American families 17.3.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The GOP health-care plan and Trump’s budget would slash funding that helps the poor.
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No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isn't a Waste of Money 17.3.2017 Mother Jones
Justifying steep spending cuts in the Trump Administration's proposed budget announced on Thursday, White House budget director Mick Mulvaney lashed out at federal programs that deliver afterschool food aid to low-income kids. Mulvaney: No evidence that after-school programs to help kids get fed improves performance. — Axios (@axios) March 16, 2017 Declaring that there's "no demonstrable evidence" that such programs improve school performance, Mulvaney suggested that they're an onerous burden on taxpayers that would be better eliminated. It remains unclear precisely which child-nutrition programs are on the Trump chopping block—and Mulvaney stresses in the above video that he himself is unsure. But here are some facts. • According to the latest US Department of Agriculture figures , 3 million US households with children were food insecure in 2015—meaning that "these households were unable at times during the year to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children." • A ...
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L.A. County probation officer charged with beatings of teen inmates at Sylmar juvenile facility 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles County probation officer has been charged with assaulting three teen inmates at a Sylmar juvenile hall, including a videotaped beating that prosecutors contend was ordered by a supervisor.

Timothy Boundy, 42, was charged with three counts of assault under color of authority in a series...

Oklahoma lawmaker surrenders on child prostitution charges 17.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Oklahoma prosecutors on Thursday filed child prostitution charges against a Republican state senator after police found him in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy.

Ralph Shortey, 35, surrendered to authorities on charges of engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for prostitution and...

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Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them 16.3.2017 Washington Post
Immigrants are now canceling their food stamps for fear that Trump will deport them
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After a lifetime of foster homes and abuse, a 14-year-old broadcast her suicide on Facebook 16.3.2017 Washington Post
After a lifetime of foster homes and abuse, a 14-year-old broadcast her suicide on Facebook
Washington Post Editorial: The heartbreaking losses in the worst year for Syria's children 16.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Six years after the people of Syria rose up against the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad, reports of the carnage there can be numbing, from the attacks on hospitals with shrapnel-filled “barrel bombs” to the starvation sieges imposed on hundreds of thousands of civilians. But a report issued this week by the United Nations offers fresh perspective. It concerns Syrian children, who it says suffered their “worst year” in 2016. The losses it chronicles are staggering, and heartbreaking. At least 652... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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The heartbreaking losses in the worst year for Syria’s children 16.3.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A UNICEF report documents the staggering number of children killed and wounded in 2016.
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L.A. County probation supervisor accused of ordering beating of teen inmate 16.3.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles County probation supervisor has been accused of ordering several officers to pummel a 17-year-old inmate in a 2016 incident that was caught on tape, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Sergio Cano, 45, pleaded not guilty to one count of assault under color of authority in Los Angeles County...

Utah teen accused in locker-room stabbings may soon resolve his criminal case 16.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Orem • A resolution may be in the works for a Utah teen charged in juvenile court with attacking five of his classmates with knives in an Orem high school in November. The 16-year-old boy is charged in 4th District Juvenile Court with five counts of attempted murder, a first-degree felony, along with other misdemeanor charges, connected to the locker-room attack that left five students with serious injuries. In court Wednesday, several victims of the attack and their families filled the Orem co... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Boy home alone sets fire, Upper Darby police charge mom 15.3.2017 News
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