Nation Topics - Poverty
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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?
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.
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