Nation Topics - Poverty
News and Features
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.
Paul Tough and Jonathan Kozol examine how decades of family-unfriendly policies have heightened the stress experienced by many children at home and school.
The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.
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?
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