In response to austerity measures and the government's failure to maintain basic supports for families in need, public schools have been forced to raise private money to help homeless students complete their education. School administrators have established shelters, installed washers and dryers, and opened food pantries and no-cost clothing shops in efforts to help homeless students stay enrolled and graduate.
The Senate Republicans' "Better Care Reconciliation Act," which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, would slash Medicaid in order to give tax breaks to the wealthy. The home care workforce, one of the country's fastest-growing, would be hard hit by the plan. The passage of this bill would not only kill home care jobs but would also make home care workers sicker, while permanently destabilizing the industry.
Trump did not initiate the US's tendency to avert its eyes when it comes to Saudi support for Islamic fundamentalism, says Princeton professor and Middle East scholar Richard Falk. But Trump has brought a newfound affection for autocratic governments and dictators to US foreign policy -- an affection that appears to be a reflection of his own ideological affinities.