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The journalist blames teachers unions, not economic inequality, for students’ failure to achieve.

"Me? At a foodbank? Reaching for cans of spam? I'm as lily white as they come! And whats even more disturbing is I'm not alone. There are plenty of formerly known as middle class white folks up in here with me."

 "I believe I could do a really good job for you. If you give me the chance."

Melissa Harris-Perry explains the political history, and dangers, behind today's widening economic gap between the races.

Dense cities are a lot more energy efficient than decentralized sprawl, argues Harvard professor and urban advocate Edward Glaeser.

Poverty in the heartland

In Appalachian Ohio, long lines at food pantries show just how wrongheaded a plan for economic recovery based on cutting assistance to the poor really is.

Food Stamps for Good Food

Should the program target hunger and obesity by promoting consumption of fruits and veggies?

On the night of the 83rd Academy Awards, 82,000 people will be sleeping on the streets of Los Angeles, the nation’s epicenter of homelessness.

Tiger Mom

Whether you're a tiger mother, a soccer mom, a helicopter parent or something else, if you're not in poverty, then your kids will probably end up okay.

With no tax justice coming from Washington, municipalities across the country will have to take matters into their own hands to save the jobs and social lifelines on which their communities depend.

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