Nation Topics - Poverty
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Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.
Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others.
The recent chemical spill is the latest chapter in a very old story: total capitulation to industry by state officials.
How the call to empathy helped mobilize a nation.
Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.
The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week.
Fifty years after LBJ declared a War on Poverty, the United States ranks near the bottom in childhood poverty among all developed nations.
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?