Middle America Votes for More of the Same

The Republicans’ decisive sweep of the 2014 midterm elections should be a wake up call for Democrats.  There are lessons to be learned.  People will not go to the polls and vote in large numbers if they do not have a compelling reason to go.  Second, Republicans learned from their mistakes and capi ……

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House Races You Should Be Watching

Social workers should keep our eyes on several races for seats in the House of Representatives in November.  Although four of the seven social workers in the House—Reps. Susan Davis (CA-53), Luis Gutierrez (IL-4), Barbara Lee (CA-13) and Niki Tsongas—are in safe seats according to both the Cook Political Report and the Rothenberg Political Report, two social work members of the House—Reps. Carol Shea-Porter (NH-1) and Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-9) represent districts that are borderline. …

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Will Women Save America?

In a speech during a forum on social mobility at the Brookings Institution today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stated emphatically: “Let’s do what can do to create new opportunities for those who need it most and change the course of the middle class. And, without a doubt, it will be women who wil ……

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The C Word: Compromise

Comprise is hard, one of the secrets of the art of compromise is having all parties leave the table believing that they won. And yet, when it comes to social workers, it seems as though compromise means getting the least, and expecting to rejoice. Compromise should be similar to a scenario ……

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