Cloward and Piven had chosen their target wisely. George Wiley and his welfare radicals terrorized social workers all over the country, but their greatest success came in New York. Newly elected in 1966, New York City’s liberal Mayor John Lindsay was no match for Wiley. He capitulated to every Wiley demand. New York’s welfare [...]
Seven years after its application, Al Jazeera English has been launched in Canada. The three largest cable providers (Bell TV, Rogers and Videotron) are carrying the digital channel. Al Jazeera (AJ), a.k.a. the “CNN of the Arab World” was given its approval papers by the Canadian broadcast regulator—the CRTC (Canadian Television and Telecommunications Commission).
Not surprisingly, [...]
If you didn’t have to work for a living, would you?
Obviously, many Americans would answer with a resounding “no,” but Washington, DC can’t seem to figure it out. Reihan Salam has a Daily Beast piece about the “inconvenient truth” that doesn’t get enough mainstream discussion: “unemployment is higher in no small part because unemployment is [...]