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Health Care Politics: Vouchers, Block Grants, Medicare and Medicaid

[youtube JW26RomA8Ns] Cossy Hough, of the School of Social Work, talks to Jim Henson about the presidential candidates’ different approaches to health care plans. Cossy Hough, LCSW, has been a social worker since 1992. She worked for several years as

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Student Voice: An Alternative to the “Lesser of Two Evils”

By Robert Love Can two party platforms effectively represent the opinion of 300 million Americans? If so, can you name the candidate who agrees with the majority of Americans on drug policy and defense spending? Better yet, why are President

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Posted in Foreign Policy, Healthcare, Party Politics

Medicare and Tax Plans: A Presidential Debate Analysis

Medicare and Tax Plans: A Presidential Debate Analysis

In this video, Former Texas State Representative Sherri Greenberg offers her analysis of the most pressing issues uncovered in the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. Greenberg, the director of the Center for Politics and Governance, hones in on the candidates’ tax plans and changes to the Medicare program.

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Posted in Healthcare, Jobs and Economy, Party Politics

Hispanic voters in 2012 and beyond

[youtube KXaN9YBDYx8] In this video, Luis Zayas, dean of the School of Social Work, discusses the importance of Hispanic voters in current and future elections. Luis Zayas is the Centennial Professor in Leadership for Community, Professional, and Corporate Excellence and

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Posted in Education, Healthcare, Immigration, Jobs and Economy, Party Politics

The voting trends of women

[youtube jG3MFUjt-ac] In this video, visiting scholar Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto discusses the voting trends of women and how women are mobilizing around specific issues for this year’s election season. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is a Fellow at the Center for

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Posted in Gender Gap, Healthcare, Party Politics

Riding the Florida primary momentum

Mitt Romney’s big victory in the Florida Primary cements his position as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. It also confirms that the debates among Republicans will continue.

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Posted in Healthcare, Party Politics, Social Security

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