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The Bush budget cuts programs for the hungry.

In American Dream, his masterful new book about welfare reform, Jason DeParle brings together two groups of people who rarely seem to meet: welfare policy-makers and welfare recipients.

Not being "middle class," the poor have been invisible in this campaign.

Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.

The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

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An Anti-Poverty Contract for 2013 might help grow the movement.

January 18, 2013

It's the broadcaster's latest effort to focus national attention on poverty in America.

January 11, 2013

It's one thing for the president to meet with advocates. It’s another to give lower-income people the opportunity to tell their own stories.

January 8, 2013

The war on poverty is too often a war on the poor themselves.

January 8, 2013

The antipoverty community sounds off on the “fiscal cliff” deal. How did low-income Americans fare in Congress’s latest compromise?

January 4, 2013

Coverage and commentary on the “fiscal cliff” deal has failed to note its affect on low-income Americans.

January 2, 2013

This deal was a mixed bag, and the next one will likely be worse.

January 2, 2013

As they neglect the need to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed, the Speaker and his caucus run the risk of a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

December 23, 2012

Despite working more hours than their peers in other high-income countries, single mothers in the US have higher poverty rates. 

December 21, 2012