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Death of a Homeless Man

Wed, Nov 28, 2012

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I was immediately filled with dread while reading a recent newspaper article about a homeless man who was run over and killed while he slept on the ground at the entrance of the garage door of a local residence.
Even though the story did not contain the dead man’s name, I knew instantly it was Elvis.
I [...]

Occupy San Francisco, 2012

Tue, Oct 2, 2012

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This encampment was recently dismantled and removed. As they departed the scene of their year-long protest, the last of the protesters promised to continue their struggle with new tactics.

Time for a Frank and Honest Discussion of US Poverty

Sat, Sep 29, 2012

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The failure of each of the two major candidates for the presidency to address poverty in their appeals for support on Election Day is a bad sign.
Moreover, poverty was not significantly addressed at the Democratic and Republican national conventions. Rather, spokespersons at each convention held forth with varying degrees of coherence and eloquence [...]

Presidential Campaigns and Social Progress

Fri, Apr 13, 2012

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One of the most wonderful things about presidential campaigns is their capacity to concentrate public awareness of an issue in such an acute manner, that unique opportunities for significant progress can be achieved on a national scale.
Such a moment may have arrived this week in the form of the current controversy engendered by Hilary Rosen’s [...]

Imploding Republicans Benefit President Obama

Sat, Feb 25, 2012

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The Republican Party’s manifest difficulty accepting the final candidates for the upcoming presidential election is revealing.
Most important, it is exposing the raw financial power facilitating the party’s increasingly unsound political and economic approach to domestic and global affairs, not to mention rational thinking and science. The billionaires who are keeping Gingrich and [...]

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THE RIVER OF NO RETURN

Among histories of the civil rights movement of the 1960's there are few personal narratives better than this one. Besides being an insider's account of the rise and fall of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
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THE JIANGSU MIRACLE

The Jiangsu Miracle - Modernizing China's Most Economically Developed Province by Author Robert L. Terrell.
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