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The great sin and the Trap

What is the great sin in modern America?  What is seen by so many in this group to be a great personal sin that is brought upon oneself and is a massive damage to society? 948 more words

A Minute on Child Care

Talking about child care on the University’s web site today…

About 100,000 young children in Illinois are in the child care subsidy program, or roughly 10 percent of all children under 6 years old.

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Aid to Needy Often Excludes the Poorest in America

(Inspired by an article by Patricia Cohen)

The working poor outnumber ev’ry other demographic;

You find them in the stores and plants and stuck in sluggish traffic. 115 more words

Poetry

Dream On

The American Dream is dead. At least, that’s what a majority of America thinks, according to the Washington Post. The New York Times disagrees, saying that while faith in the American Dream is waning, the majority still hold true. 785 more words

Social Justice

BACKLOT

False faces

Propped up store fronts

Shadow goods piled high behind

Shiny windows welcoming shoppers

Elephantine condos blocking the river view

Try to enter but what is this? 39 more words

Poetry

Answer to Income Inequality - Employers taking Personal Responsibility

The answer to income inequality is very simple. We have to make the Job Creators, Employers, and Corporations take “Personal Responsibility” for their Employees.

I’m sure you’ve heard it a million times from Republicans, Conservatives, The Tea Party, even Millionaires and Billionaires how poor people need to take “Personal Responsibility”. 902 more words

Politics

The World at the End of the World

You grab a few reusable shopping bags, leave early, wait in line with your head down, take a number, wait some more avoiding eye contact, smile when the volunteer hands you a bag of white rice, fill up your bags with cans of chick peas, dried lentils and expired… 481 more words

Cat Aver