Nation Topics - Poverty
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Being poor in the United States has rarely meant anything so simple as having too little money.
According to many conservatives, the poor have it easy.
Who decides what’s “essential” during a government shutdown?
America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.
Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.
As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?
That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.
Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.
Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.
The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.
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