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poor loser

woke up this morning, suicidal

pressure in my head climbing

about to explode

being dead is better than being here

end of month, bills are due… 55 more words

Adjunct Pay and Anger

Here is another important discussion moderated by Joe Fruscione. Adjuncts Katie and Shondra discus important issues about the adjunctification of higher educations and shed light on the inherent classism that separates not only professors from facilities and staff, but full-time faculty from adjunct faculty. 76 more words


"Widening Disparities": Maine Props Up 'Two Americas' With No Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act, as originally passed, holds tremendous promise to decrease health care costs and increase insurance coverage rates across rural states like Maine. But federal court opinions and repeated vetoes of Medicaid expansion are putting all that into jeopardy. 625 more words

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Covering the Working Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich and Tony Horwitz are two prominent journalists who have specialized in covering the working poor. Motivated by their passion for journalism, they have both gone undercover and produced articles based on their experiences as poor workers. 3,749 more words


Today's High Cost of Living (with Myself at the End of the Day)

I am a forty-three year old wife and mom living in the Midwest. I currently work at a local university as a secretary. This ten-months-per-year position is the best-paying job I’ve had since 2007, before I obtained my B.S. 1,841 more words

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