Modest Needs for Hard Times

There’s hard times out there. Here’s a charity with a simple and direct mission: Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is an award-winning public charity with a simple but critical mission: we work to stop the cycle of poverty BEFORE it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten. We do this by empowering…

Why We Occupy: Filthy Rich Legislators

Supply-side economics, legacy of the ’80s. Wealth trickles down like rivulets from a mountain stream. Reaganomics was called voodoo economics for more than one reason. First, since the Reagan years, wealth hasn’t trickled–it’s gushed. And secondly, it’s gushed upstream to the already rich and made them even more wealthy. In another trend, we’re electing lawmakers…

OccupyDC: Tent burns, more arrests

Some more troubles at Occupy DC today. A small fire broke out in a tent and destroyed it. Fortunately, the fire was extinguished before it spread to other tents. Later in the evening, Park Police raided a tent looking for alcohol. They pulled it down and made two or three arrests, according to Occupy DC’s…