For all its flaws, the food stamp program helps one in seven Americans put food on the table.
With 5.7 million Americans out of work six months or more, benefits for the unemployed are woefully inadequate—and even so, the GOP would cut them.
With the Occupy movement, what started as a diffuse protest against economic injustice became a vast experiment in class building.
“When Clinton signed Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, I knew single mothers like me would suffer. Fifteen years later, millions have been kicked off the welfare rolls.”
Ignoring the signs of dire need, the government is slashing its housing budget.
Meet Ginnina Slowe, resident of the nation’s poorest urban county, where poverty is expensive—especially when you try to get out of it.
What the Occupy movement could do for poor people—and vice versa.
The strange thing about last week’s Brussels compact is that it is irrelevant to the task at hand—avoiding collapse of the euro.
In contrast to Obama’s go-easy approach, officials like Eric Schneiderman and Martha Coakley are insisting on vigorous prosecution of bankers.
What US progressives can learn from British efforts to fight inequality.