Greg Kaufmann is a journalist-in-residence at the Roosevelt Institute and a contributing writer for The Nation. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and the founder and editor of TalkPoverty.org. He has appeared on numerous national and local programs on networks including PBS, MSNBC, and NPR, and his work has been featured on CBS News, The Washington Post, and Business Insider, among others.
If Obama wants his actions to match his rhetoric about helping the poor, he needs to show a lot more leadership.
Federal and state proposals to reduce unemployment benefits or make them harder to obtain place millions of unemployed people at risk of falling into poverty.
The Washington Post spins myths about the poor, Congressional battles impact the poor, and Mitt Romney doesn’t give a damn about the poor.
President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.
Eighty-eight percent of voters say that a presidential candidate’s position on equal opportunity for children of all races is important in determining their vote. But do our actions to fight poverty reflect that commitment?
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.