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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.

Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.

At the eighteenth annual Bioneers Conference, environmentalists and social activists are creating alliances that allow the poor to share the promise of a greening America.

It's going to be a hungry summer for low-income kids on vacation from school lunch programs.

For the first time, more poor Americans live in the nation's suburbs than in all our cities combined.

That poor children in the United States and Britain have the worst quality of life in the developed world speaks volumes about our misplaced priorities.

The relentless reduction of taxes on the wealthy has created a profound inequality between the very rich and the bottom half of American society, affecting every aspect of daily life.

Corporate tax preparers like H&R Block continue to target taxpayers
hungry for rapid refunds with questionable loans.

Blogs

The kid in Ryan’s “full stomach…empty soul” CPAC speech is actually an advocate for free school lunches.

March 7, 2014

Steven Banks has been on the front lines of the battle to get New York mayors to keep their obligations to the poor. Now he’ll be the mayor’s front-man on those policies.

March 1, 2014

The mayor’s new counsel has wedded incisive analysis of race and poverty to practical policy ideas that would make government a positive force across communities.

February 19, 2014

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014

Conservatives want to see more marriages, but the government has a poor track record of getting people together.

January 27, 2014

Appearing on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Goldberg argues against the GOP's claims that marriage is the best tool to eliminate poverty.

January 27, 2014

Republicans are once again promoting marriage as a solution to poverty. A comprehensive new report shows why it won't work. 

 

January 15, 2014

According to the Republican senator, what we really need is a fuller embrace of “the American free enterprise system.”

January 8, 2014

President Obama and his congressional Democratic allies should rededicate the country to the Great Society’s best initiative.

December 28, 2013