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Ehrenthal: The Dangerous Myth of Supply Side Economics

Ehrenthal: The Dangerous Myth of Supply Side Economics

During the late 1940's and 1950s, a vibrant middle class developed in the United States. Manufacturing grew and prospered and so did the workers who were making a living wage and ...

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VIDEO: Wendell Potter in VA Beach, “Health care law already saving the lives of millions”

VIDEO: Wendell Potter in VA Beach, “Health care law already saving the lives of millions”

Virginia Organizing, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy and Empower Hampton Roads were prompted to hold the "Real Dialogue on Health Care" forum because they feel that m ...

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Ehrenthal: L’est we forget: TARP, Tarbell and Triangle

Ehrenthal: L’est we forget: TARP, Tarbell and Triangle

Today is the three-year anniversary of TARP, the $700 billion bank bailout passed at the height of the financial crisis in 2008. Even though no one actually liked TARP, including ...

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Dismantling Racism in South Hampton Roads

Dismantling Racism in South Hampton Roads

Sareeta Spliggs and Tim McCarthy were two of the more than thirty participants that attended the Dismantling Racism Workshop in South Hampton Roads on September 17th. The group co ...

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Ehrenthal: A Not So Happy Labor Day for the Unemployed

Ehrenthal: A Not So Happy Labor Day for the Unemployed

Today is Labor Day. Officially, unemployment is about 9.1 percent. The real level of unemployment and under employment is probably over 20 percent. Many of those whether unemploye ...

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Weston: Is Congress Listening on Social Security?

Weston: Is Congress Listening on Social Security?

On July 12, I joined a group of Virginia Organizing supporters, volunteers and board members on a trip to Washington DC to meet with staff from Senators Mark Warner’s and Jim Webb ...

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Weston: Social Security Education at the National Night Out in Norfolk

Weston: Social Security Education at the National Night Out in Norfolk

On Tuesday night, August 2, people all over the United States participated in the 27th annual National Night Out. The nationwide event focuses on community awareness in crime prev ...

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Williams: Cuts Would Hurt Women Disproportionately

Williams: Cuts Would Hurt Women Disproportionately

Throughout my life, I have always had the desire to work with women in the promotion of economic equality.  When I learned about the work Virginia Organizing was doing surrounding ...

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Ehrenthal: Understanding Medicare

Ehrenthal: Understanding Medicare

With all of the controversy surrounding proposed cuts to Medicare, it would be a good idea to understand just what Medicare is, and is not. Medicare is a medical payment program t ...

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Ehrenthal: Social Security Follies

Ehrenthal: Social Security Follies

There is a serious movement in Congress to raise the age of eligibility for receiving Social Security. Social Securiy benefits are solvent for thirty years and then after that poi ...

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