Mike Pence, Institutional Racism, and the Worst Family Feud Players Ever

My daughter has two favorite shows. At least, she watches two shows religiously. One of these is Family Feud. The team that choses to play gets a chance, each one individually, to guess what the survey says. That means five from the other team listen as the first team fails with three strikes to guess what the survey says. They collaborate, brainstorm, and select the best of th...
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Quiet Exits & Oligarchy: Lessons from the End of Scott Walker’s and Rick Perry’s 2016 Presidential Bids

Quiet Exits from the Field As Bernie Sanders gains fundraising momentum after his great showing in the Democratic debate, we continue along in the campaign season toward primaries for both parties. Little notice has been given to the Walker and Perry campaigns that have folded on the Republican side. Scott Walker posted to his Facebook page September 21, 2015 announcing t...
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Jimmy Carter Quotes & the Environmental Supports for Oligarchy

#SWNext #SocialWorkNext Jimmy’s Quote Oprah Winfrey asked former President Jimmy Carter whether he could be president today. His response was vintage Carter: instructive and thoughtful as well as frank. “We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy. And, I think that has been the worst damage to the basic moral and ethical standards of America’s political system th...
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Hillary Clinton Can Do Better on Race

Hillary Clinton is currently using a rhetorical device that is an attempt to be “honest.” It is a call for us to be reflective about our own indifference to the racial divide. The problem is, former Secretary of State Clinton reinforces an irrational fear, masked in a logical fallacy to justify an unsustainable ego defense. She meant well in the context of a larger discussion o...
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