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100 things (give or take) Paul Ryan could have proposed to help end poverty but

Published July 30, 2014

Last week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) set forth another in his continuing series (like Harry Potter, but with more magical thinking) of budget committee plans designed to "help" the poor. I'd like to offer 100 things Paul Ryan could have proposed in this most recent version but didn't that might actually help the poor.

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Paul Ryan and the brown bag lie

Published March 10, 2014

The question my students most often ask me is, "Why do you give so much work?" The second most often-asked question is, "Got any food?" Before this last weekend I had never thought to sit and quantify the questions my students ask me. But Paul Ryan made me do it.

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Poor isn't what it used to be

Published July 12, 2013

A recent Journal Sentinel watchdog article highlighted one of the many problems with how residents qualify for financial assistance. This article revealed how landlords and the self employed can receive state aid based on the honor system. In essence, we're talking about receiving thousands of tax payer dollars without being verified that economic assistance is even needed.

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Does crime cause poverty or does poverty cause crime?

Published April 25, 2013

Nobody is born a criminal. There is no inevitability to a kid becoming a criminal. There is something else at work here, and that leads us to the big question: Does crime cause poverty or does poverty cause crime?

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Thornton: Where is the outrage?

Published Feb. 27, 2012

Last month, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors meeting began with a moment of silence for four students who had died in the previous weeks. Again. Four kids - school-age kids - dead. This weekend, MPS superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton asked why we are not angry at the violence in Milwaukee?

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