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  • You don't get a do-over; those votes count

    02/28/2011 5:07:18 PM
    Noticed today that Public Policy Polling, a national political polling company, determined that if voters in Wisconsin could do it over they'd support defeated Democratic nominee Tom Barrett over Scott Walker by a 52-45 margin.After winning election as Wisconsin governor, Walker’s program of corporate tax cuts for the wealthy paid...
  • Why budget cuts don't work

    02/25/2011 11:55:04 AM
    We could sit here, quietly, while history proves us right. But this is why we fight the coming wave of budget cuts - not only will they do real damage to the people we serve, but history shows budgets cuts simply don't work:NY Times: Why budget cuts don't bring prosperityReducing...
  • On anonymity and triangulation

    02/23/2011 10:16:21 AM
    This post could have been subtitled: “and why people really need to cut that stuff out.”Anonymity is like a warm blanket, as the saying goes. It’s comforting, and weirdly empowering, to have a discussion without having to put your name to it. It lets you say all sorts of things....
  • 'No one is giving me a chance'

    02/22/2011 1:39:08 PM
    There was a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer the other day that reminded me why we founded Brothers' Keepers, our employment program for ex-offenders.It's a story about a gentleman named Rob, who is looking for a job but finding that a record is holding him back. "No one is giving me...
  • I'm just saying ...

    02/17/2011 4:11:01 PM
    Bloated executive pay claims more victims:Governor slashes hospital budget due to exec salariesThe issue of income inequality, of the way capitalism has mutated into an economic system based almost entirely on the accumulation of massive wealth at the top, has been kind of a running theme here. You may have...
  • Voting against ourselves

    02/15/2011 10:56:08 AM
    I just find this fascinating. We're all trying to weather an uncertain future in which government cuts funding from the most vulnerable citizens, the people with the least power and influence, and calls it a tough decision. It's not; the easy thing is to cut vulnerable populations. The tough thing...