Hope Springs Eternal on the Mean Streets of Camden, NJ

In Camden, NJ,  one of the most dangerous and poverty stricken cities in America, a group of young people prove that ordinary folks, working together, can bring about positive change that profoundly alters the direction of people’s lives. Filmmakers Steve Ercolani and Gabe Dinsmoor document the story of Camden’s Pyne Poynt Park.  Not long ago,…

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Socialism is Not A Dirty Word

National defense, roads and bridges, police and fire protection: All are managed by government, and all have “socialist” elements.  Is Bernie Sanders really such an outlier? Is quality health care for all beyond our reach?  In balancing such questions, America has some things to teach other nations, but we could also learn from them as well….

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The Demise of the American Tea Party

Rand Paul’s lackluster performance thus far in the Republican polls and debates is no surprise. The self-described libertarian is the chief proponent of an anti-government strain of thought that is at once elitist, exclusionary and at odds with Amercian political throught and tradition. Read more …

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