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War on Poverty
War on Poverty news and analysis from The Nation
August 31, 2017
The War on Medicaid Is Moving to the States
Congressional Republicans failed to gut the program this summer, but now it’s under siege from GOP governors.
August 25, 2017
Paul Ryan Debated a Nun and the Nun Won
Challenged by a former educator, the Speaker of the House got everything wrong—factually, and morally.
August 15, 2017
No, We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Domestic Issues
Military rhetoric only serves to dehumanize public issues rather than to treat them.
July 26, 2017
A Response to the Evangelicals Who Support Trump: Have You Read the Bible Lately?
Two prominent ministers make a Christian case for government intervention in economic inequality.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
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.
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December 6, 2016
With Ben Carson at HUD, America’s Cities Really Could Become Hellholes
The neurosurgeon has blasted the agency’s work as “social engineering” and “communist.”
November 22, 2016
Get Ready for a War on the Poor
With Donald Trump and Paul Ryan in control of government, crucial antipoverty programs like Head Start, food stamps, and Medicaid are imperiled.
November 9, 2016
Inequality Gave Rise to Donald Trump’s Presidency
But few of the 60 million Americans who cast their votes for Trump want to see a more top-heavy America.
October 14, 2016
Clinton’s New Anti-Poverty Proposal Is Great, but There’s a Catch
Poor families stand to gain a lot—if they earn formal wages.
September 14, 2016
The Federal Poverty Line Is Too Damn Low
New data on poverty is encouraging, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.