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    Work, Family & Community
    New Democrats believe government should promote families and parental responsibility, family-friendly workplace policies, tools for helping parents control their kids' exposure to media violence and sex, and resources for helping working families lift themselves out of poverty.

    Cough Medicine as Problem Drug: Two Simple Solutions
    by Ed Gresser
    Illinois Senator Richard Durbin's bill limiting pharmacy sales to adults will help without putting medicine out of reach of those who need it. The more important task is education, as in this case a little information will probably go a long way.

    A Partnership with States to End Child Hunger in America by 2015
    By Tom Freedman and Bill Shore



    Making Work Pay

    Trade Adjustment Assistance expires Jan. 1st.

    U.S. inequality trends are not unusual.

    Longest working years: Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong.

    A Partnership with States to End Child Hunger in America by 2015

    A Work Bonus for Men
    By Katie Campbell

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    Strengthening Families

    Cough Medicine as Problem Drug: Two Simple Solutions
    By Ed Gresser

    Child labor rates fell by 30 million in the last decade.

    In 1980 there were 150 million European children. Now there are 110 million.

    New Dem of the Week: Mike Easley

    New Dem of the Week: Bakari Sellers

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    Building Community Wealth

    Helping Americans Help Themselves
    By Thomas Z. Freedman and Michael Weinstein

    The Lost Decade
    By Conor McKay

    Some Good News on Housing
    By Paul Weinstein Jr.

    Moving Houses: How Sparking a Housing Recovery is the Key to America's Economic Recovery
    By Paul Weinstein Jr. and Marc Dunkelman

    Homebuyer Tax Credit Makes Sense for Economic Stimulus
    By Paul Weinstein, Jr.

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