Month: January 2014

Detroit Slowly Becomes Just Another Big City

DETROIT – After years of struggles and a bankruptcy in 2013, this city has come to occupy a certain place in the American consciousness. The tropes are well worn. Detroit is a shrinking city, full of crime, vacant homes and

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Obamacare’s Challenge with the Uninsured

Behind all the policy assumptions surrounding healthcare reform and Affordable Care Act, there has been one big political assumption: those without health insurance stand to gain the most. And once the law is in place and the kinks are ironed

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Income Inequality: Everyone’s Issue, No Easy Answers

Fifty years after the beginning of the War on Poverty, income disparities are becoming the new buzz topic in 2014 politics. Last week, President Barack Obama used the Senate debate about a bill to provide long-term unemployment help as a

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