Anti-Welfare, Me-First, and Racism Hurting Child Care Credit

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New Orleans     The child care credit in the Biden stimulus package has been heralded, including by me, as the first significant step in reversing the draconian “end of welfare as we know it” program of former President Clinton.  Experts noted that this child-centered program, providing front end payments on the credit of $300 per month for families …

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All Politics are Local. All Issues are National?

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 Little Rock      Tip O’Neil, the iconic old Boston pol, and former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, once famously expressed the dicta, “all politics are local.”  Even as the modern world is increasingly knitted together, that observation continues to hold in many areas.  What may be changing is not the fact that all politics are local, but …

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All Americans Need to Worry about the Roe vs. Wade Case

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Little Rock      All of the pundits and the smart money are saying that the Supreme Court, in arguments made currently on the Mississippi challenge to the 50-year-old decision, are going to sound the death knell on Roe v. Wade, if not now, then soon.  This has been a fight for almost all of those fifty years, relentless on …

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Hyper Education

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Pearl River     The President says, open the schools.  Actually, he doesn’t have any power over opening the schools, so it’s more bully-boy posturing and threatening backed up by Betsey DeVos prattling along the same lines, while neither of them are lifting a finger to help finance what it is projected to take for school districts …

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