Nation Topics - Poverty
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A better approach to measuring poverty.
The Bush budget cuts programs for the hungry.
In American Dream, his masterful new book about welfare reform, Jason DeParle brings together two groups of people who rarely seem to meet: welfare policy-makers and welfare recipients.
Not being "middle class," the poor have been invisible in this campaign.
Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.
The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.
Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.
Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.
Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.
A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.
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