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Candidates Mum on Social Security

Published in Pawtucket Times on February 8, 2016

Just a week before the New Hampshire primary, scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, AARP releases a new survey, of likely primary voters, that finds Social Security is “one issue that transcends the partisan divide and unites people of all ages.” Both surveyed Democrats and Republicans alike agreed that all presidential candidates should give details as to how they will strengthen or expand Social Security. 1,086 more words


Income and Housing Inequality Greater Than Before Recession

Please see the attached article from the Brookings Institution Cities with greater income inequality have greater disparities in housing.

Income Inequality on the Rise

A report by Alan Berube and Natalie Holmes of the Brookings Institution, City and Metropolitan Inequality on the Rise, Driven by Declining Incomes, shows that income inequality in the United States is higher today than before the Great Recession. 273 more words

Affordable Housing

Amy Liu

Amy Liu serves as vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. She is a national expert on cities and metropolitan areas adept at translating research and insights into action on the ground. 252 more words

RI panel adopts Brookings economic plan as state strategy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – The R.I. Economic Development Planning Council on Tuesday adopted a new Brookings Institution report as the state’s official long-term strategy for economic development, just hours after the study was unveiled to praise from Gov. 532 more words


12 things to know about the big new Brookings report on RI’s economy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With its 198 pages of sometimes dense statistics and jargon, nobody would mistake the new Brookings Institution report on Rhode Island’s economy for a beach read. 2,466 more words


Vox Article on ISIS' Apocalyptic Beliefs

I’ve blogged a couple of times about ISIS and how they’re guided by millennialist prophecies about the end of the world. I found this article in the on-line journal, … 428 more words