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Poverty in the heartland

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.

Food Stamps for Good Food

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.

Tiger Mom

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.

Blogs

On the fifth anniversary of the financial collapse, new Census data shows that the modest uptick in the economy has failed to reach poor- and middle-class Americans.

September 17, 2013

President Obama speaks eloquently about the economic goals of the March on Washington, but passes up opportunities to stand with low-wage workers.

August 30, 2013

Americans across the economic spectrum have a lot in common when it comes to stagnating wages.

August 23, 2013

If Congress would choose to listen to people in poverty, rather than just talking about them, this is what they would hear.

August 9, 2013

A Senate attempt to restore sequester cuts to low-income housing fails—housing assistance trend continues to go from bad to worse.

August 7, 2013

At his hearing on the War on Poverty, Paul Ryan demanded evidence about what works to fight poverty—and then promptly ignored it.

August 2, 2013

We need a series of hearings to hear from those who are “in the trenches” fighting poverty.

July 31, 2013

Congresswoman Barbara Lee asks Chairman Paul Ryan to allow Tianna Gaines-Turner—a Witness to Hunger—to testify at his hearing tomorrow.

July 30, 2013

Antipoverty news items from around the country.

July 26, 2013

Five national leaders in the fight against hunger and poverty offer their perspectives on the SNAP debate and what we need to do to fight back.

July 24, 2013