Nation Topics - Poverty
News and Features
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.
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.