Category Archives: Op-Ed

New Op-Ed: The New Toll of American Student Debt in 3 Charts

New Op-Ed: Tara Siegel Bernard & Karl Russell, The New Toll of American Student Debt in 3 Charts, NYTimes.com, July 11, 2018.

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New Op-Ed: Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor?

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New Op-Ed: Susie Cagle, Can a New Kind of Payday Lender Help the Poor? TheNation.com, July 9, 2018.

New Op-Ed: Chocolate is a luxury. The people who produce it live in extreme poverty

cocoa_opedNew Op-Ed: Hans Theyer, Chocolate is a luxury. The people who produce it live in extreme poverty, Wash. Post, July 7, 2018.

New Op-Ed: In Los Angeles, Where the Rich and the Destitute Cross Paths

New Op-Ed: Tim Arango, In Los Angeles, Where the Rich and the Destitute Cross Paths, NYTimes.com, July 2, 2018.

[Self-promotion] New op-ed: Beyond “Smart”: Kavanaugh’s Credentials and the Limits of Intelligence [only tangentially about poverty]

I am once more abusing my role as editor to share this new op-ed: Ezra Rosser, Beyond “Smart”: Kavanaugh’s Credentials and the Limits of Intelligence, The Hill, July 11, 2018.

New Op-Ed: Life Inside D.C.’s Motel Homeless Shelters

DC homelessness motels

New Op-Ed: Morgan Baskin, Life Inside D.C.’s Motel Homeless Shelters, Wash. City Paper, June 28, 2018.

New Op-Ed: The situation on the streets

SF homelessness

New Op-Ed: Kevin Fagan, The situation on the streets, San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2018.

[Self-promotion] New Op-ed: The Trump Administration Doesn’t Really Care About Poverty

[Self-promotion] New Op-ed: Ezra Rosser, The Trump Administration Doesn’t Really Care About Poverty, The Hill, June 25, 2018. This is a response to Niki Haley’s response to the U.N. report on U.S. poverty but was written before the official U.S. response, available here, came out.

New Op-Ed: How Scapegoating Immigrants Hurts All Workers

New Op-Ed: George Goehl, How Scapegoating Immigrants Hurts All Workers, The Nation, June 19, 2018.

“When people are so dehumanized that forcing kids to sleep in kennels becomes acceptable, the value of life for everyone goes down.”

Immigrant Family Separation Collection: news coverage, volunteer/giving links, and responses to conservative disinformation

MoralsIf you follow my twitter feed (@EzraRosser) you know the family separation at the border really bothers me (it may be connected to the fact that my wife and children are Salvadorans, but I think there are plenty of non-personal reasons to be upset about what we have become). I decided it would be worthwhile to do a post that collects a lot of the news coverage, volunteer/giving/protest information, and responses to the conservative disinformation that is trying to obscure just how evil the Trump administration’s family separation policy is. My op-ed from last week in The Hill is here. But there is a lot coming out about the policy, conditions, and horror so I hope this small collection effort helps people sort through everything. If you have things that would be good to add, please email me and I will add things. It is broken down into sections: A. Overview of the Policy, B. Coverage of Conditions and ICE Practice, C. Responses to Conservative Disinformation, D. Volunteer/Giving/Donation Opportunities, E. Protest Information, and F. Additional Responses.

A. Overview of the Policy

B. Coverage of Conditions and ICE Practice

Not sure how to classify this. . . justifications given by Trump administration officials:

C. Responses to Conservative Disinformation

D. Partial List of Volunteer/Giving/Donation Opportunities (Thanks to Jayesh Rathod!) (if you would like to add more, just email me).

E. Protest Information (Thanks to Jayesh Rathod!)

F. Additional Responses 

Academic:

Advocacy: