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Food bank

America’s most vulnerable felt most of the pain.

Food bank

Waiting lists for food aid have been growing for years—now almost 15 percent of the nation's elderly don't have enough to eat.

Wooden painting of woman

As the wealth gap grows, so have the number of ways a woman can sell her body. What is the cost?

America’s Shameful Poverty Stats

That so many of our political leaders tolerate so much misery amid so much plenty is one of the great scandals of our age.

Being a poor mother in the United States today means reusing diapers and struggling to afford food. But House Republicans think they have it too easy.

Child care workers in New Jersey

Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves.

The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Girls and Shameless

Girls’s Hannah and Shameless’s Fiona are both penniless twentysomethings finding their way through big cities, but Hannah has a college degree—and a safety net.

Blogs

Both spending cuts and tax increases will hurt the vulnerable the hardest and fastest.

November 14, 2012

As more and more Americans struggle to get by with low-wage and part-time jobs, it’s time we stop conflating poverty with unemployment. 

November 13, 2012

Thirteen corporations in Cincinnati earned nearly $17 billion in profits in 2011, but the janitors cleaning their offices still are paid poverty wages.

November 13, 2012

Why are politicians and the media ignoring the struggle of 15 percent of Americans? 

November 1, 2012

For three months TheNation.com has pushed for a substantive conversation about poverty in the presidential campaign. Today the Obama campaign responds.

November 1, 2012

Message from America to low-income women: you’re not mothers, you’re just moochers.

October 29, 2012

Paul Ryan’s speech on poverty and upward mobility was all stories and spin, and no substance. 

October 26, 2012

The Republican vice presidential nominee says he wants to fight poverty. Actually, he’s fighting the programs that have reduced poverty.

October 26, 2012

The great progressive senator fought an often lonely battle to prevent banks and credit card companies from rigging the system against working families. His ally then is running for the Senate now.

October 25, 2012

In the second presidential debate, Governor Romney used the word poverty without saying anything of substance about it. President Obama didn’t use the word at all but managed to talk about issues that matter to low-income people.

October 19, 2012