Nation Topics - Poverty
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Fifty years after the publication of The Other America, imagining that the author would find cause for hope—and dismay—in today's political culture.
Who will speak for the rights of the unborn now that Rick Santorum is gone from the race?
Research exaggerating the costs of social safety nets has been used for decades to launch unwarranted claims against government programs.
The Other America offered a view of poverty that seemed designed to comfort the already comfortable.
The new version of the federal education law would further entrench the problems besetting schools that serve poor and minority children.
Republicans in Congress are quietly killing the provisions of Obama’s stimulus act that have kept millions out of poverty.
For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”
Meet Ginnina Slowe, resident of the nation’s poorest urban county, where poverty is expensive—especially when you try to get out of it.
What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.
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