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Occupy Wall Street has already made the concentration of wealth at the top a central issue. Now, it promises to do the same with the realities of poverty.

We are losing the war that has been waged by plutocrats against the poor over the past thirty years as wealth has been systematically flowing from the poor to the wealthy.

Like London, New York suffers from extreme inequality, poverty and lack of opportunity.

Did the Poverty Tour succeed in dramatizing the magnitude of poverty’s impact on America—or simply draw attention to its organizers' criticisms of Obama?

The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

"Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I'm as lily white as they come! And whats even more disturbing is I'm not alone. There are plenty of formerly known as middle class white folks up in here with me."

 "I believe I could do a really good job for you. If you give me the chance."

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.

Blogs

It's one thing for the president to meet with advocates. It’s another to give lower-income people the opportunity to tell their own stories.

January 8, 2013

The war on poverty is too often a war on the poor themselves.

January 8, 2013

The antipoverty community sounds off on the “fiscal cliff” deal. How did low-income Americans fare in Congress’s latest compromise?

January 4, 2013

Coverage and commentary on the “fiscal cliff” deal has failed to note its affect on low-income Americans.

January 2, 2013

This deal was a mixed bag, and the next one will likely be worse.

January 2, 2013

As they neglect the need to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, the Speaker and his caucus run the risk of a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

December 23, 2012

Despite working more hours than their peers in other high-income countries, single mothers in the US have higher poverty rates. 

December 21, 2012

Here are ten reforms that would ensure every child receives the education they deserve.

December 19, 2012

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof acknowledges that he is no expert on domestic policy, and then sets out to prove it.

December 14, 2012