Nation Topics - Poverty
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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.
New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.
Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.
Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.
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.
“Debtpocalypse” is merely the latest installment in a tragic, forty-year story of the dispossession of American workers.
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