Is FWD.US Responsible For Passage Of Immigration Reform Bill?

It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon on Long Island; I had some spare time so I decided to watch a movie. I settled on a documentary called Park Avenue on Netflix. The basic concept… corporate lobbying owns the US government…

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Congress Fails Again: Student Loan Rates To Double

In what is becoming an all too familiar story, members of the Senate were unable to reach an agreement to keep student loan interest rates for Stafford Loans from doubling. This time it is the Democrats who are fighting with President Obama….

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DOMA’s Effect On Same-Sex Couples In The Military

The DOMA ruling handed down by the United States Supreme Court yesterday has generated much discussion over what it means and what the next steps will be. Early analysis has indicated that much of what was overturned yesterday deals specifically with federal law, specifically tax law. However, ……

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DOMA Deemed Unconstitutional

The long awaited Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) decision came today with a 5-4 vote to appeal. What is considered the start of one of the biggest wins in human rights in recent history, the decision to strike down DOMA will technically ensure equal rights for benefits for same-sex couples….

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How Can Social Workers Get More Politically Involved?

After my previous posting, it dawned on me that calling for social workers to become more political was rather simplistic.  Many social workers are political and have been for decades.  I believe we need more social workers running for elected office and more social workers involved in all ……

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