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My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
Times
and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on
page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

Blogs

Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West continue to seek out and speak out on behalf of people living in poverty with their Poverty Tour 2.0.

September 7, 2012

Obama promised a million new industrial jobs if he is re-elected. That's smart politics. But he should be listening to fellow Democrats who back fair trade and serious industrial policies.

September 6, 2012

Clinton may be explainer-in-chief, but he left out the gaping hole welfare reform has made in the safety net.

September 6, 2012

One of the most powerful, and most powerfully-received speeches of the DNC was that of Sister Simone Campbell, one of the "Nuns on the Bus."

September 6, 2012

Jessica Bartholow grew up in a working poor family dealing with hunger, housing insecurity and no affordable healthcare. Now she's trying to make sure other people don't suffer through the same thing.

August 31, 2012

Resorting to “root canal economics,” the Republicans are falling into a trap. 

August 30, 2012

Let’s at least set the record straight.

August 30, 2012

Paul Ryan made his choice long ago. He’s not going to level with the American people. He’s going to try to make them believe things that are not true.

August 30, 2012

The GOP presidential campaign is flat-out lying about Obama’s welfare record, and it’s working like a charm.

August 24, 2012

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012