Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?
Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.
Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.
It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.
"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."
"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.
Solutions are possible. Much will depend on whether the political will can be mustered. That will depend on mass struggle.
We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.
I believe in charity, but it is no substitute for government resources and policies. That's why I urge people to support change agents.
We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.