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Can’t say I’ve heard a worse idea in a long time…

Statesman Journal opinion page: Make Oregon State Hospital Part of OHSU Because…OHSU does such a great job caring for other vulnerable Oregonians?

Edwards to end presidential bid

This is disappointing news. John Edwards has truly set the pace on many issues related to domestic policy this election year. I hope that, especially on poverty, the remaining candidates continue to borrow freely from his ideas.

Roseburg, Oregon homeless shelter for teens gets front page writeup

First, I am running way behind around here. The dearth of posts has to do with fun holiday activities and a few recent trips. That to say, I wish I had posted this a week and a half ago. I was home in Roseburg, Oregon, visiting my parents for the holidays, and noted that the […]

National Community Action Foundation responds to Labor-HHS veto

Just got this press release from the people at NCAF. NCAF Blasts Bush’s Veto of Labor-HHS WASHINGTON (Nov. 13, 2007) Community Action Agencies (CAAs) that administer self-help to low-income Americans nationwide are exasperated by President Bush’s veto of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education appropriations bill. “This is the height of hypocrisy,” said National […]

In the news: Mexican migrants sending less money home

An IHT story this morning discusses the stagnation and decline of remittances from Mexican migrants working in the US. Immigration crackdowns, greater concerns over deportation, and difficulty obtaining work without documentation are among the reasons cited. However, the situation of Mexican migrants goes against the global trends: In the rest of the world, remittances are […]

Al Gore wins 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

I can’t help but post when Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize. That makes the month for me. Now, if he would just win the presidency again.

HR 2699 provides student loan forgiveness for non-profit employees

Looking for a status update on this legislation? See here. Pending legislation would provide federal student loan forgiveness for long-term non-profit workers with outstanding student loans. Basic requirements for eligibility would be ten years working at non-profits and 120 student loan payments. It seems good to me, but now that the idea is in my […]

Karl Rove resigning

That’s got to be good news for about…everyone. Story

Bombing in Oaxaca

My mom called a few moments ago to let me know that a bomb went off last night a block from where my brother and his family live in Oaxaca. They are unharmed, but the resurgence of violence does not bode well for the city. Link: WaPo article

July 17 Oregon Center for Public Policy Food Stamps Update

I just received an email update from OCPP regarding the Farm Bill and food stamps and post it below in its entirety; please visit their website links below for more information. Punishing Food Stamp Success: The Bush Administration’s Farm Bill would reverse Oregon’s progress against hunger The Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives […]