Tag Archives: Republican Party

Nov. 7, 2013 Rolling Stone

On Nov. 7, 2013 Rolling Stone’s Elizabeth Drew wrote “GOP vs. The Poor” about how the Republican party threw 3.8 million poor people off of food stamps. Because of the economic collapse during the Bush Administration there was a dramatic increase in newly poor Americans applying for food stamps. US Congressional Representative Eric Cantor and fellow Representative Steve Southerland rigged a normally bipartisan farm bill to increase hunger among the poor. They sought advice from the Secretary’s Innovation Group or SIG and The Heritage Foundation. The Heritage Foundation is funded by Allstate insurance, Boeing, Koch brothers, Lockheed Martin, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and others.

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Nov. 19, 2012 The New Yorker

On Nov. 19, 2012 The New Yorker’s Ryan Izza wrote “The Party Next Time” about the US Republican Party’s declining numbers of older conservative white voters and the inability to attract Hispanic or Latino voters. Demographics may turn a red state like Texas blue.

David Denby wrote “Public Defender” about Diane Ravitch’s work showing that public schools are not failing. Students having trouble are struggling in poverty. Fight poverty and they will have a stable environment where they can learn.

Nathan Heller wrote “Little Strangers” about disability discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act 0f 1990 . “You cannot quarantine or or exclude people because of their conditions.” “Disabled people should be able to partake of public services and opportunities on an equal footing with the rest of the population. The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 defines it as “caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating, and working.”

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