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Poverty news and analysis from The Nation
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The GOP Tax Plan Would Make It Even Harder to Be a Grad Student
Cutting a vital tuition exemption, the plan would push students even further into poverty.
November 14, 2017
Here’s How You Can Take Urgent Action to Defeat the Republican Tax Bill
Call your representative, join a rally, hear from Senator Bernie Sanders, and more.
November 13, 2017
Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Own More Wealth Than the Entire Poorest Half of the US Population
How can we get to a saner tax system, a more just distribution of wealth, and a healthier economy overall?
November 7, 2017
Have Democrats Learned Their Lesson? There’s Reason for Hope.
Democrats will have to work harder to establish a clear, compelling vision of what they are for beyond opposition to Trump.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 3, 2017
In 2017, It’s Still a Crime to Be Poor
But across the country, a new movement is pushing back against the criminalization of poverty.
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November 3, 2017
America’s Dental Gap Has Left People Relying on Pliers, Chisels, and Whiskey
A free clinic fights decay in Tennessee.
October 31, 2017
This North Carolina County Has a Thriving Branch of the NAACP—and It’s Mostly White
The chapter reveals the promise and pitfalls of racial-justice solidarity.
October 30, 2017
What Killed the Democratic Party?
A new report offers a bracing autopsy of the 2016 election—and lays out a plan for revitalization.
October 26, 2017
Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis
Over 80 percent of people suffering from mental-health disorders live in the Global South.
October 25, 2017
41 Million Americans Are Food Insecure. Why Are the Media Ignoring Them?
Trump overwhelms the news, helping the robber-baron class more quietly pillage the country.