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Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Chris Kraus reviews Cool for You, by Eileen Myles.

Activists are finding success solving social problems on a regional basis.

The editors of The New York Times Magazine had a good idea recently.

Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

Nearly three years after the inauguration of welfare reform, Congress and the Clinton Administration would do well to reflect upon the admonition of Dorothy Day, the founder of the Catholic Worke

What does it mean to be poor in America? We can offer no single description of American poverty.

Blogs

A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted

December 24, 2014

Palestinians in East Jerusalem face not just a wall but a welfare system designed to impoverish and ultimately remove them.

November 4, 2014

Flexible scheduling is creating an on-call nightmare for working people.

October 15, 2014

Wisconsin's governor refuses to act on behalf of low-wage workers.

October 14, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The stunning figure represents roughly a quarter of households of military members on active duty, the Reserves or the National Guard. 

August 22, 2014

A new bill would let families on welfare afford this basic necessity. What’s wrong with that?

August 13, 2014

But at least his idea for expanding the EITC is a good one.

July 25, 2014

Mothers like Shanesha Taylor and Debra Harrell are caught in a childcare Catch-22 that we made for them.

July 22, 2014

As deceptive right-wing attacks on Social Security continue, some Democrats have gone on the offensive—seeking to expand rather than cut the vital program.

July 17, 2014