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December 13, 2018
Why Fixing Potholes Is Key to This Mayor’s Radical Political Agenda
A conversation with Chokwe Antar Lumumba about poverty, race, and building a “dignity economy.”
October 18, 2018
That Trump Administration Claim That Poverty Is Low? Outright Flimflam.
It’s based on deeply flawed methodology, resulting from a study whose conclusions are arbitrary. In fact, poverty is seriously understated.
October 16, 2018
The Poor People’s Campaign Calls Out ‘Policy Violence’
The campaign wants to advance a new understanding of poverty as a traumatic experience inflicted by policy-makers.
February 16, 2018
I’m a Founding Investor in Blue Apron, and Let Me Tell You: Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Is No Blue Apron
The boxes are the epitome of hypocrisy for a party that spent eight years howling with rage about a first lady who just wanted school lunches to include more vegetables.
June 29, 2017
The Truth About Immigrants and Public Benefits
Immigrants are already not eligible for public benefits for five years after their arrival. So why did Trump act like they are?
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March 31, 2017
A Cruel New Bill Is About to Become Law in Mississippi
Legislation passed this week would enrich a private contractor while throwing people off public assistance.
March 17, 2017
Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food Stamps
Confusion and fear about an immigration crackdown are causing some families to avoid food banks and public assistance programs.
November 7, 2016
Want to End Poverty? You Can Do Something About It on Tuesday
Before you vote, ask these questions about your candidates.
October 13, 2016
The American Social Safety Net Does Not Exist
After welfare reform, poor people were supposed to be able to find work. Not all of them could—and then the jobs disappeared.
June 24, 2016
Maine’s Governor Is Threatening to End Food Stamps
The move would kick 190,000 people out of the program, and it’s probably illegal.