Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?


  Published on July 18, 2011 by Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield Backgrounder #2575 Abstract: For decades, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported that over 30 million Americans were living in “poverty,” but the bureau’s definition of poverty differs widely from that held by most Americans. In fact, other government surveys show that most of … Continue reading Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?

Not good enough for Her


Image via Wikipedia You ever wonder what makes people tick, how they process information, I do. But all to often it’s because of there stupidity that makes me think about this. Today is a perfect example. As I stated in a previous post, my sister is having issues with someone she was trying to help … Continue reading Not good enough for Her

The Scandal


Image via Wikipedia The scandal of the Church has been on the front pages of the papers and lead stories on the nightly news. Over all this is a good thing, the Church needs to deal with this scandal. But what confuses me is the pure joy they, meaning the media, seem to get from … Continue reading The Scandal

The Scandal


Image via Wikipedia The scandal of the Church has been on the front pages of the papers and lead stories on the nightly news. Over all this is a good thing, the Church needs to deal with this scandal. But what confuses me is the pure joy they, meaning the media, seem to get from … Continue reading The Scandal

Knight’s and the net


The other day I wrote a blog concerning a TV program I watched about the Knight Templar’s. The basic idea of what I was writing was the fact that the TV show spent 10 to 20 minutes talking about how mean and evil the Knights were, yet gave just a fleeting mention to the fact … Continue reading Knight’s and the net

Can we help it?


Can we help it? Often times we will say, or we will hear someone say “I can’t help it” or something along those lines. The excuse is an easy one, we take the responsibility off of ourselves and place it someone or something else. We are becoming, and some would say we already are, a … Continue reading Can we help it?