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Tackling the War on Poverty (March 20, 2015)

PITTSBURGH (March 20, 2015): Host and commentator Lenny McAllister (NightTalk: Get To The Point) talks with the Get To The Point Panel about where the United States sits after 50 years of the “War on Poverty” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. 57 more words


Al Sharpton and I We need national action, but we need to do it right.

By Dr. Ben Carson — April 15, 2015

URL of the Original Posting Site: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/416946/al-sharpton-and-i-ben-carson

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the National Action Network’s (NAN) 17th annual national convention in New York City. 674 more words


Tucsonans Fight for $15 on April 15 (video)

PDA Tucson has been a strong supporter of the Fight for $15 movement, spearheaded by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU has been organizing fast food workers… 349 more words


There is no White Privilege

Both my children have now asked me, merely weeks apart about this “white privilege” they keep hearing about at school. My first question was of course, are you hearing this bullshit from your teachers? 985 more words


Can We End Poverty Conference -- Livestream Now Available

Last week Cato sponsored a conference at Columbia University on “Can We End Poverty?”  The program looked at the failures of the War on Poverty and asked whether private charity can do a better job of helping the poor than can government welfare programs. 117 more words


Did we win the War on Poverty?

Summary:  Despite their role in building America, a long campaign of misinformation by the Right has discredited government programs (except for war). Their top target has been the anti-poverty programs of the Great Society. 1,092 more words


Ignored Children

More than one in five children in the United States lives below the poverty line.

Stat source: 2010 Annual Social and Economic Supplements from the Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011

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