Category Archives: Socio-Economic Rights

New Op-Ed: We Were Making Headway on Global Poverty. What’s About to Change?

New Op-Ed: Bill & Melinda Gates, We Were Making Headway on Global Poverty. What’s About to Change?, NYTimes.com, Sept. 22, 2018.

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New Op-Ed: Making Tariffs Corrupt Again

New Op-Ed: Paul Krugman, Making Tariffs Corrupt Again, NYTimes.com, Sept. 20, 2018.

New Op-Ed: We Are Not the Resistance

New Op-Ed: Michelle Alexander, We Are Not the Resistance, NYTimes.com, Sept. 21, 2018.

Donald Trump is the one who is pushing back against the new nation that’s struggling to be born.

News Coverage: Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”

News Coverage: Umair Irfan, Ryan Zinke to the oil and gas industry: “Our government should work for you”, Vox.com, Sept. 21, 2018.

The interior secretary’s latest gaffe was a pledge of allegiance to fossil fuels.

News Coverage: ‘Privatizing the coast’: are wealthy Californians seizing public beaches?

News Coverage of Poverty: Gabrielle Canon, ‘Privatizing the coast’: are wealthy Californians seizing public beaches?, TheGuardian.com, Sept. 21, 2018.

As some try to seal off stretches of coastline for private use, the state wants to tackle a growing divide between rich and poor.

New Blog Post: The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

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New blog post: Dylan Matthews, The emerging plan to save the American labor movement, Vox.com, Sept. 3, 2018.

News Coverage: Deb Haaland could make history as the first Native American woman in Congress

News Coverage: Ella Nilsen, Deb Haaland could make history as the first Native American woman in Congress, Vox.com, Sept. 3, 2018.

News Coverage of Poverty: One of Obamacare’s big experiments to lower costs is working surprisingly well

News Coverage of the ACA: One of Obamacare’s big experiments to lower costs is working surprisingly well, Vox.com, Sept. 4, 2018.

“[I]t’s easy for hospitals to figure out how to do one procedure more cost-effectively. Figuring out how to treat an entire patient more cheaply is much harder.”

 

News Coverage of Poverty: Teacher pay drops 5% in last decade – despite better qualified staff

News Coverage: Erin Durkin, Teacher pay drops 5% in last decade – despite better qualified staff, TheGuardian.com, Sept. 5, 2018.

Supreme Court news: Kavanaugh’s dissent questions Roe v. Wade

Find the full Garza v. Hargan decision here, in which the potential Justice Kavanaugh opens the discussion on the validity of Roe v. Wade.