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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 29, 2016
Donald Trump Is a Worse Crook Than Bernie Madoff
Madoff only scammed his rich clients. Trump could scam us all.
September 1, 2016
Who’s Behind the Right-Wing Assault on Public Universities?
A new documentary explores the hidden campaign to undermine state schools across America.
August 26, 2016
Welfare Was ‘Reformed’ 20 Years Ago This Week. I’ve Suffered the Consequences.
And now, House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to build on that disastrous legacy.
August 10, 2016
Donald Trump Spreads Economic Fairy Dust
He’s pushing the same old failures of Reaganomics: tax cuts for the rich and deregulation, along with nostalgia for an industrial era long gone.
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July 25, 2016
Is Hillary Ready for a Progressive ‘Realignment’?
As she accepts the Democratic presidential nomination, Clinton confronts a once-in-a-generation moment.
July 13, 2016
Building Student Power Through Participatory Budgeting
Students are pressing to bring the process to the City University of New York, one of the nation's largest public universities, serving more than 270,000 students.
July 13, 2016
Diapers, and Welfare Policy, Need Changing in Washington
Helping low-income families address one of the messiest aspects of early childhood is Congress’s duty.
July 5, 2016
The Myth of Paul Ryan
It’s long past time for the political world to recognize that Ryan’s whole career, like Trump’s, is one big con.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
June 23, 2016
Nick Kristof Is Still Wrong About Welfare Reform
Raising kids is hard work, and as a country we should acknowledge that.