Category Archives: National Politics

Why Obama Won: The Empathy Factor

My latest column, which also appears in the Huffington Post and Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: During this election season, my young daughters posed many questions that were difficult to answer.  What’s the difference between Democrats and Republicans?  Do politicians tell … Continue reading

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No Discussion of Poverty at Presidential Debate on Domestic Issues

As we know, nearly half of Americans currently live in poverty or are very close to it.  Yet, I knew better than to expect that either President Obama or Governor Romney would take any time at last night’s debate to … Continue reading

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