May 1, 2020Comments Off on Tightrope – Americans reaching for hope by Kristof and WuDunn – book review
Kristof and WuDunn’s book, Tightrope – Americans Reaching for Hope, spent some weeks on bestseller lists. Kristof is a well known reporter and writer for the NYTimes. It centers around the town of Yamhill OR --->> read more -->>
January 17, 2020Comments Off on Recently Noted – “Across America, working-class people are dying of despair”
“Who Killed the Knapp Family?” by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn appeared in the Sunday 1/12/2020 NYTimes. This essay which is adapted from a newly published book by the same authors, Tightrope: Americans Reaching for --->> read more -->>
April 3, 2019Comments Off on Evicted – the book and the exhibition
We read Evicted – poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond last year in our local library book group. Recently on a visit to Washington DC to the National Building Museum (401 --->> read more -->>
December 27, 2017Comments Off on Recently Noted – A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America by Ed Pilkington
Recently Noted – A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America by Ed Pilkington In the Time of Republican Transfers of Income and Wealth to the Rich and Corporations A friend pointed --->> read more -->>
December 12, 2017Comments Off on Vicious Republicans Attack Children’s Health Insurance Program
CHIP has been defunded by the vicious Republican Party. Nearly 9 million children are loosing their health insurance as states run out of funds. The Congress, controlled by the vicious Republican Party that is more --->> read more -->>
August 18, 2017Comments Off on Recently Noted – maternal mortality in America
Maternal Mortality Is Rising in the US as It Declines Everywhere Else PBS Newshour has broadcast several reports on this topic: “What’s behind America’s rising maternal mortality rate?” (May 14, 2017) and “Why are more --->> read more -->>
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