President Trump has taken a serious drubbing from both the political right and left for his decision to pull troops out of Syria and Afghanistan. I am not pleased. This is perhaps the one issue on which I'm inclined to support the president, against the united warmongering front presented by the military-industrial-corporate media-Congressional complex. Social … Continue reading One thing I can agree with Trump about – Bring the troops home
Big lies target America’s poor
Add this whopper to the mushrooming litany of lies, half-truths, fabulations, and "real fake news" flooding out of the Trump White House - the War on Poverty has been won! Thanks to a booming, tax-cut-fueled economy in which anyone who wants a job can have a great one, the way is wide open to scale … Continue reading Big lies target America’s poor
Denying reality is not an option
Social workers know denial when they see it. One of the most common – and surely the most seductive – of psychological defense mechanisms, denial as it were cheats reality, permitting us to keep old behaviors and habits of mind intact, no matter how damaging they are in the long run. Sadly, denial is the … Continue reading Denying reality is not an option
New Tax Cuts May Lock in State’s Top Rank in Austerity and Poverty
Fewer tax dollars, fewer services for the common good - there's not nearly enough lipstick for the ugly pig that is Mississippi.
Trump’s Budget Abandons the Poor and Working Class Who Helped Put Him in Office
Prosperity for the poor? Pure presidential poppycock.
Economics 101 for Social Workers
Our incredible shrinking government is more likely to trigger a financial crisis than economic growth.
Mississippi Legislature Losing Ground in ‘Transparency’
Closed-door deals. Failed legislation. The Legislature lacks transparency and fails to take care of its business.
Do State Leaders Need a Math Refresher?
As cuts continue, it's clear "do more with less" is not a fiscal strategy.
Mississippi Social Workers Need to Watch, Think, Act
As state cuts mount and the most vulnerable endure more suffering, social workers must be vigilant and involved.
HB 1425 Threatens Professional Board Autonomy; Urge a ‘No’ Vote in the Mississippi Senate
State deregulation not only prioritizes competition and job growth over public protection but also translates to low worker wages and quality.