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Are we hurting kids at school?

<b>(CNN) —</b> This fall, some 65,000 4-year-olds, backpacks hanging from their tiny frames, converged on the nation's largest public school district.<p>In just a year, New York City had nearly tripled its number of full-day prekindergarten slots. And before they entered their classrooms, Mayor Bill de …

Is it right to hold Oregon shooter's mother responsible?

<b>(CNN) —</b> As details emerge about Laurel Harper, whose 26-year-old son, Christopher Harper-Mercer, opened fire on his creative writing class at Umpqua Community College, so too has a common, unsurprising, undercurrent of blame.<p>Why didn't Laurel Harper do more to curb her son's violent tendencies? …

Here’s why Equal Protection may not protect everyone equally

<i>Lauren Sudeall Lucas is an assistant professor at Georgia State University College of Law. She writes about the relationship between constitutional rights and identity</i>.<p>Intersectionality is the acknowledgment that different forms of identity-based discrimination can combine to give rise to unique …

Black lives matter — all of them

<b>Each week, In Theory</b> <i>takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about intersectionality. Need a primer? Catch up here.</i><p><i>Brittney Cooper is an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University and</i> …

Basic income won’t fix America’s social divide

<b>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about universal basic income. Need a primer? Catch up here.</b><p><i>Oren Cass is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute,</i> <i>focusing on energy, the environment and anti-poverty …

Universal basic income

Across the nation, politicians, economists and unions are attempting to define a living wage. But whether they’re fighting for $15 per hour or defending $7.25, they are all assuming that people will work for the money. Having enough to live on still necessitates getting a job.<p>What if there were a …

Our welfare system insults the poor. Basic income could do better.

<b>Each week, In Theory</b> <i>takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about universal basic income. Need a primer? Catch up here.</i><p><i>Matt Zwolinski is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Diego, and co-director of USD’s Institute</i> …

TV is finally tackling the intersection of race and class

One of the many reasons to hope for more diverse pop culture is that in a world with more than one television show about families of color, or movies by many female directors, no single piece of art has to stand in for everyone’s experiences. The Lyons on “Empire” can stand on their own as a Lee …

A new study reveals how gay men see themselves and their communities

It seemed like a turning point for gay rights when, earlier this month, 74 percent of respondents in a national poll said that legal rights should trump private religious beliefs, and 63 percent said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to …

Top 1 percent gets biggest tax cut under Trump plan

What was that about soaking the rich? Here’s the distributional impact of Donald Trump’s tax cuts, according to the Tax Foundation (a nonpartisan, business-backed research organization):<p>Under two separate sets of assumptions — one accounting for possible behavioral changes that might result from …

Americans have grown to really, really hate their government

Don’t expect many Americans to shed a tear if there’s a shutdown next week. Turns out in recent years Americans have grown to really, really hate their government. Pretty much everything about it.<p>But especially so when the other party is in the White House.<p>Gallup has run several missives recently …

Donald Trump’s tax plan is all talk

WHEN DONALD Trump promised a specific, deficit-neutral, progressive tax plan, we have to admit to some anxiety. What if this poisonous candidate, who rode to the top of the field with hateful speech about Mexicans, women and others, did something admirable? Would we have to praise him?<p>Turns out, we …

China hits back at Hillary Clinton in women's rights row

China has hit back at US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton after she called President Xi Jinping “shameless” for hosting a meeting on women’s rights at the UN while continuing to persecute activists at home.<p>A strongly worded editorial in the fiercely nationalistic, state-run newspaper Global …

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What Recovery? 9.4 Million More Americans Below Poverty Line Than Pre-Crisis

According to Janet Yellen, we are still on pace to raise rates in 2015. While the rate hike was supposed to happen this month, it got derailed by the …

Poll suggests growing tolerance on key social issues | The Star

<b>Assisted suicide:</b> Should assisted suicide be legal or not? Sixty-seven per cent of poll respondents said yes, 23 per cent said no, and 11 per cent …

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Equality Act is needed to combat discrimination against LGBT in all 50 states

Thanks to this summer’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, gay and lesbian couples can legally marry anywhere in America and have those marriages …

Catholic anti-marriage equality booklet condemned as 'immeasurably harmful'

An anti-marriage equality booklet published by the Catholic church could cause “immeasurable harm” and should be investigated by Tasmania’s anti-discrimination commissioner, a marriage equality advocate says.<p>But Hobart’s Catholic archbishop argues the church is simply exercising its right to free …

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