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Unemployed and stranded on the sidelines of a job crisis.

Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.

Finding out that higher education and burger production have a disturbing amount in common.

Thirty thousand people showed up outside of Atlanta in search of Section 8 housing vouchers last week; 62 vouchers were available. It's a powerful reminder that the recession is not over.

Creating jobs that pay poverty-like wages might feel like a quick fix, but if it doesn’t get working families back on their feet, it won’t do much for our economy.

How would Dr. King have responded to the
current crises of recession, unemployment, and foreclosure?

Obama wants to repeal many strictures on legal services funding. But more needs to be done.

Activist Deepak Bhargava discusses the Obama administration's 'stealthy' support for impoverished Americans.

If the American Dream is a form of worship, we need new totems to fit new and troubled times.

In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.

Blogs

Clinton may be explainer-in-chief, but he left out the gaping hole welfare reform has made in the safety net.

September 6, 2012

Jessica Bartholow grew up in a working poor family dealing with hunger, housing insecurity and no affordable healthcare. Now she's trying to make sure other people don't suffer through the same thing.

August 31, 2012

Let’s at least set the record straight.

August 30, 2012

The GOP presidential campaign is flat-out lying about Obama’s welfare record, and it’s working like a charm.

August 24, 2012

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012

Houston janitors fought like hell to get from $8.35 an hour to $9.35 an hour—over four years—cleaning the offices of billionaires.

August 17, 2012

We’ve got questions about poverty, and it’s time for the presidential candidates to give us some answers. Peter Edelman kicks off a new series at TheNation.com.

August 10, 2012

The latest on Palermo's factory workers in Milwaukee and SEIU janitors in Houston who are fighting for fair treatment and a decent wage.

August 3, 2012

The latest chapter in the political games the GOP plays with the lives of poor people.

July 27, 2012

An excellent infographic from Demos illustrates some vital poverty statistics.

July 20, 2012