Reaction & Response | Uber-Rich Pay Little in Taxes

Reaction & Response | Uber-Rich Pay Little in Taxes

The wealthiest U.S. citizens pay very little in federal taxes each year, according to a report published by ProPublica on June 8. ProPublica analyzed Internal Revenue Service data it obtained for the wealthiest people in the U.S. over 15 years, discovering that their...
Social-Media Critics Ignore Faces of Unemployment

Social-Media Critics Ignore Faces of Unemployment

I hopped atop my trusty Facebook steed a few weeks ago and began (another) Paul Revere-style ride, making my latest proclamation. It seems like the number of folks who still follow me is in single digits at this point. Between gun violence, racial injustice, people...
Christian Ethics: The Hard Road of Doing Right

Christian Ethics: The Hard Road of Doing Right

Ethics is not a popular topic among church folks. One simple reason for this is ethics is about “right” in action. It begins with thinking, philosophizing and theologizing about what is right, but it doesn’t end there. It applies the theory by focusing on doing right...
Third of US Kids Live in Low-Income Homes

Third of US Kids Live in Low-Income Homes

More than one-third of U.S. children live in low-income households, according to fact sheets published in early April by the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP). NCCP analysis of United States Census Bureau data for 2019 – released at Census.gov in the fall...