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What really happened on Capitol Hill this week, and a look ahead to the budget battles on the horizon. 

The median income of people over age 65 is less than $20,000. The solution is not to cut that further.

Dollar bill

“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers. 

Jonathan Kozol

Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.

Jesse Jackson and Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Prison

Seven years after Katrina, poor people accused of crimes are being denied their right to counsel and left to languish behind bars.

The Federal Reserve can grow employment tremendously, without the need for any legislation. 

How did we became a nation that fails to help its most needy citizens, and what can be done?

Payday loan office

How government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks.

Homelessness

To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.

Blogs

Conservatives in Congress continue to block the Violence Against Women Act, denying vital protections for Native American women.

December 12, 2012

If Congress can't reach a deal by New Year's, 2.1 million people will be kicked off unemployment benefits.

December 11, 2012

The fiscal cliff is real for people who will suddenly stop receiving unemployment checks. 

December 7, 2012

Two million unemployed workers will lose their benefits before the New Year if Congress fails to extend the unemployment insurance program.

December 7, 2012

This holiday season, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in calling on Publix to stop paying farmworkers sub-poverty wages. 

December 6, 2012

The stakes of the fiscal showdown couldn’t be higher for people who depend on affordable housing.

November 30, 2012

One of the fastest-growing job sectors in the country pays $10 per hour. That’s a big problem.

November 28, 2012

What some leaders in the fight against poverty are thinking about this Thanksgiving.

November 21, 2012

A new report from the Half in Ten campaign demonstrates—once again—that we know what to do to dramatically reduce poverty. The question remains: Will we do it?

November 21, 2012

Everything you need to know about our so-called “Fiscal Cliff” and the janitors in Cincinnati who are truly living on the edge.

November 16, 2012