Voices for Human Needs Blog

WHAT GOOD IS A SAFETY NET?
NOVEMBER 7, 2014
America’s safety net is one of our most maligned and threatened public institutions, where attacks rely on arguments about decreasing the size of government and “entitlement reform.” But a funny thing happens when you ask Americans what they are willing to cut: the answer is, not much. READ MORE »

MANDATE FOR WHAT?
NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Here’s some of what was on people’s minds as they voted, according to polls taken on Election Day: Two-thirds (65 percent) said the country is seriously off-track. 70 percent rated the economy fair or poor. Although more people (28 percent) said their own financial situation was improved than in previous polls, about 7 in 10 said their situation was about the same or worse. READ MORE »

SOME GOOD NEWS FROM TUESDAY
NOVEMBER 5, 2014
While many eyes around Washington were on the federal congressional races yesterday and on which party would end up with control of the Senate, there were also important state-level ballot measure campaigns happening all across the country.
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