Lyndon Johnson

50 Years Later, the War on Poverty Working Better Than the Right or Left Will Admit Pt. 1

January 13, 2014

Annelise Orleck: Though the War on Poverty failed to address the structural reasons poverty is so widespread in America, it did bring about badly needed changes including addressing childhood poverty,expanding the social safety net and empowering low income communities of color

Americans Living in Poverty

January 8, 2014
Annelise Orleck: Poor people are the real experts on poverty and any solution to address it should include their voices

Race, class and opportunity

June 25, 2013
Bruce Dixon: Black politicians should have pushed for a constitutional amendment to ensure that the VRA never came before the GOP-dominated court

FCC, Media Consolidation and Internet Regulations

May 10, 2013
Nicholas Johnson: Nomination of Tom Wheeler shows Obama wants an FCC that manages monopoly competition – not a defender of public interest; Wheeler on President’s intelligence advisory board, not likely to defend right to privacy