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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

Poverty Day--the one day every year when the mainstream media turns its attention to the poor--was last week. Here are five things you might have missed amidst the frenzy of coverage.

September 27, 2013

The Republican argument in favor of food stamp cuts lives in an alternate reality. 

September 20, 2013

The new Census data on poverty doesn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know--nothing will change without a formidable political movement.

September 20, 2013

On the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse, new Census data shows that the modest uptick in the economy has failed to reach poor- and middle-class Americans.

September 17, 2013

President Obama speaks eloquently about the economic goals of the March on Washington, but passes up opportunities to stand with low-wage workers.

August 30, 2013

Americans across the economic spectrum have a lot in common when it comes to stagnating wages.

August 23, 2013

If Congress would choose to listen to people in poverty, rather than just talking about them, this is what they would hear.

August 9, 2013

A Senate attempt to restore sequester cuts to low-income housing fails—housing assistance trend continues to go from bad to worse.

August 7, 2013

At his hearing on the War on Poverty, Paul Ryan demanded evidence about what works to fight poverty—and then promptly ignored it.

August 2, 2013

We need a series of hearings to hear from those who are “in the trenches” fighting poverty.

July 31, 2013