Nation Topics - Poverty
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In Appalachian Ohio, long lines at food pantries show just how wrongheaded a plan for economic recovery based on cutting assistance to the poor really is.
Should the program target hunger and obesity by promoting consumption of fruits and veggies?
On the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, 82,000 people will be sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, the nation’s epicenter of homelessness.
Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.
With no tax justice coming from Washington, municipalities across the country will have to take matters into their own hands to save the jobs and social lifelines on which their communities depend.
America doesn't have a drug problem. It has a poverty problem.
For Americans teetering on the edge of poverty, in other rooms there are other trials.
A minority in the House of Representatives has blocked reauthorization of federal unemployment benefits. If Congress doesn't act quickly, the long-term unemployed will start dropping from the benefits rolls.
What's so bad about big-ticket philanthropy? Nothing—except that it lets the wealthy decide how to spend money that would be the Treasury's.
Camden, New Jersey, stands as a warning of what huge pockets of America could turn into.
- Responses to Noam Chomsky on Israel-Palestine and BDS
- The Real Reason Pot Is Still Illegal
- Losing to Germany Wasn’t Actually the Worst Thing to Happen to Brazil This World Cup
- The GOP’s Completely Incoherent Stance on the Border Crisis
- The Senate Judiciary Committee Just Backed an Amendment to Overturn ‘Citizens United’
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