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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

Thanks to Congress, it’s shaping up to be a bleak holiday season for 1.3 million unemployed Americans. 

December 17, 2013

After a two-year run, This Week in Poverty signs off.

December 13, 2013

The author of "Why I Make Terrible Decisions" discovers the dark side of Internet fame.

December 11, 2013

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow cut a deal for at least another $8 billion in food stamp cuts. 

December 6, 2013

Republicans and Democrats actually agree: “We can’t build a strong economy on jobs that pay so little that families can’t live on them.”

December 5, 2013

The massive corporations taking part in Giving Tuesday aren’t anonymous. They want positive pr, and for that they deserve serious scrutiny.

November 29, 2013

Margaret Sullivan on the poverty beat.

November 29, 2013

Most benefits will run out before the end of the month--and some have already been cut. 

November 27, 2013

An Internet fairy tale for the age of austerity: Linda Tirado’s essay about being poor and making bad decisions could catapult her into the middle-class.

November 25, 2013

Anti-poverty leaders discuss the need to move from just playing defense to working together to achieve a shared agenda.

November 25, 2013