HEJE Overview 6-16-17: Justice

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The Right utilizes every possible issue — criminal justice reform, health care, school privatization, environmental protection, industry regulation, religious liberty — to advance an ideological agenda and coherent, holistic endgame. The progressive-Left sector, by contrast, has no similar endgame in mind.” [Emphasis added]

–Kay Whitlock, Political Research Associates

DSO is glad to see that PRA sees the situation this way as well—what’s happening with healthcare, the environment, justice, and education is what matters, and it’s what we’re following. Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-16-17: Justice”

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HEJE Overview 6-15-17: Healthcare

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I hate to think that looking back on this period, we’ll realize that the most regressive piece of social legislation in modern American history was passed, and no one was paying attention.”

–Jacob Leibenluft, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-15-17: Healthcare”

HEJE Overview 6-14-17: Education

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Neoliberalism is an attractive ideology precisely because it meshes so nicely with our existing cultural norms and myths. We all want to be successful, and neoliberalism’s emphasis on quantification, organization, control, and discipline as a means of maximizing *performance* seems normal and reasonable rather than sinister.”

Alicia

Huh? We do? It does?

“deedspeakout” Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-14-17: Education”

HEJE Overview 6-13-17: Healthcare

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“… in Baltimore, experts at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry were not so surprised that a child had died, having regularly seen the grave consequences of rampant oral disease. They knew that people with good jobs and dental benefits had access to the American dental care system – but they also knew that people who were poor or working poor or underinsured, or who relied upon Medicaid, or who had no benefits of any kind, were often shut out…”

–from the Guardian’s series, The Inequality Project Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-13-17: Healthcare”

HEJE Overview 6-10-17: Justice

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It [visiting] is, to me, one of the most essential elements of rehabilitation. You can’t expect people to come out and do well on the outside without having support. But that support you can’t expect to create itself once [the incarcerated person] leaves. It has to have been maintained while they are inside.”
–Jack Beck, Director, Prison Visiting Project at the Correctional Association of New York Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-10-17: Justice”

HEJE Overview 6-9-17: Health & Healthcare

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Here’s the message from America’s doctors on climate change: it’s not only happening in the Arctic Circle, it’s happening here. It’s not only a problem for us in 2100, it’s a problem now. And it’s not only hurting polar bears, it’s hurting us.”

–Aparna Bole, a pediatrician at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ environmental health executive committee Continue reading “HEJE Overview 6-9-17: Health & Healthcare”