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Jobs fair

The federal government can easily afford a job guarantee program, becoming our employer of last resort.

Thomas Piketty

How to avoid the slide toward a world of increasingly separated haves and have-nots.

Garment worker

Despite some laudatory local and state efforts, taxpayer dollars are still being used to purchase clothes made in sweatshops.

Ordinary people will be the undisputed losers in the International Monetary Fund’s loan deal with Ukraine.

Barack Obama

Lecturing black men isn’t going to help them overcome the barriers they face. Better jobs and education policies will.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Blogs

The Washington Post spins myths about the poor, Congressional battles impact the poor, and Mitt Romney doesn’t give a damn about the poor.

February 2, 2012

Romney misattributed the key quote of his Florida victory speech to the pamphleteer. But that's hardly the only reason why Paine would have decried the Bain Capitalist.

February 1, 2012

Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee—now an active participant in the Occupy Movement—said on Countdown with Keith Olbermann that he felt Occupy protesters were being “oppressed by the police.”

January 31, 2012

If Newt Gingrich does make it into the White House, he will have a “direct and personal debt” to billionaire Sheldon Adelson.

January 30, 2012

President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.

January 27, 2012

A strong State of the Union address outlines plenty of important themes. But above all, it hits a prospective opponent where he is weakest.

January 24, 2012

What do liberals think of the Republican race for the presidential nomination?

January 23, 2012

Eighty-eight percent of voters say that a presidential candidate’s position on equal opportunity for children of all races is important in determining their vote. But do our actions to fight poverty reflect that commitment?

January 20, 2012

Not for nothing is Newt going after the “food stamp president.” There’s a battle shaping up, but who will fight it?

January 19, 2012

Perry and Gingrich offer a surprisingly revealing criticism of Romney's brand of predatory capitalism.

January 19, 2012