Category Archives: Education
Tagged Americans for Tax Reform, Bloomberg News, Center for American Progress, Concord Coalition, Grover Norquist, Neera Tanden, Progressive Policy Institute, Republican budget, tax reform bill, The Washington Center, Tyler Cowen, U.S. Economy
By Josh DuBose
January 9, 2018
WASHINGTON – Positioning the United States as the center for global investment is where Bloomberg contributor Tyler Cowen believes establishment Republicans and “Trumpian nationalists” move past their first few awkward dates and climb into bed together. In Trump’s Economic Revolution Is All About Investment, Cowen parses out why the Republican held government is so insistent on lowering the corporate tax rate to around 20 percent.
Tagged conservatism, conservative, Democrats, DNC, GOP, government, Identity politics, liberal, liberalism, Politics, Republicans, RNC
In The End of Identity Liberalism, author Mark Lilla argues that identity politics – the idea that meeting the different needs of individual cultures and groups bonds a broadly diverse electorate – will always lose elections because it creates, by its very nature, more discord than unity.
Tagged decriminalization, heroin, opioids, opoid addiction, Portugal, Portugal drug laws, war on drugs
written for Inspire Malibu
It’s easy to forget that not every country in the world approaches issues of drug abuse and addiction as if it were a war. In fact, federal and state laws on illegal drug use in the United States seem uncompassionate at best and barbaric at worst, when compared to some other developed nations.
November 18, 2017
A member of We the People Rising argues with LAPD Officers at sanctuary town hall
LOS ANGELES – An anti-immigrant group of Trump supporters stormed a community town hall organized to educate residents on the city’s immigration and sanctuary policies. Community organizers called the Los Angeles Police Department when the protestors tried to stop the event from taking place. Officers removed two members of the anti-immigrant group in handcuffs, but made no arrests.
Tagged California, Los Angeles City Council, sanctuary, sanctuary city
October 5, 2017
LOS ANGELES – About 300 people packed the basement auditorium of the Service Employees International Union building in Koreatown on Thursday to support a resolution that named L.A. a “city of sanctuary.”
Tagged addiction, carfentanil, fentanyl, heroin, heroin withdraw, opioid withdraw, opioids, prescription painkillers
As the nation comes to recognize drug abuse and addiction as a public health issue rather than a moral failing or lack of character that far too many people are incarcerated for, harm reduction strategies have leapt to the forefront. These tactics are taking on new forms and making advances that save lives.
Tagged LAUSD, Los Angeles Unified School District, Restorative Justice, School Reform
By Josh DuBose
September 19, 2017
photo by navymailman
LOS ANGELES – “Restorative justice is a philosophy and a way of being in a school community,” says Deborah Brandy, director of district operations for Los Angeles Unified School District. In many ways, LAUSD, the largest district in California and the second largest in the country – behind the New York City school system – is leading the charge to change the way public schools approach discipline in the K-12 educational system.