Poverty

A homeless child

The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World

Our faith traditions and constitutional values are clear that it is cruel and unusual punishment to treat the homeless the way we do in the United States.

May 22, 2024 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Shailly Gupta Barnes

Bruce, after arriving in the middle of the night, waits to enter a Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile dental and medical clinic on October 7, 2023, in Grundy, Virginia.

It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters It’s Not Too Late for Democrats to Win Back Rural Voters

Putting together a Democratic majority in 2024 requires winning back some portion of the rural working class. The good news is that it can be done. Here’s how.

May 17, 2024 / Column / Erica Etelson and Anthony Flaccavento

A May Day celebration in front of the US Embassy in Havana on May 1, 2024.

Whatever Happened to Reversing Trump’s Cuba Policies? Whatever Happened to Reversing Trump’s Cuba Policies?

After campaigning on reversing Trump’s regressive policies in the region, Cuban Americans are frustrated by the president’s subsequent passivity.

May 15, 2024 / David Montgomery

Unhoused Candi Siewertsen, right, hugs a friend and a fellow member of the homeless community under a bridge at Baker Park in Grants Pass, Oregon, on Thursday March 28, 2024.

Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual? Is Punishing People for Not Having a Place to Sleep Cruel and Unusual?

With Grants Pass, the Supreme Court appears set to allow cities, counties, and states to criminalize homelessness.

May 9, 2024 / Comment / Jeremiah Hayden

Onesies hang on a clothesline in front of Capitol Hill, reading

The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers The EEOC Has Released New, Much-Needed Protections for Pregnant Workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act obligates employers to enable pregnant people to work safely and to grant them unpaid but job-protected leave for pregnancy-related absences.

Apr 15, 2024 / Bryce Covert

Trump Carrier Factory

Republicans Are No Friends to Working People Republicans Are No Friends to Working People

If you work for a living, or if you know and love people who do, there’s a lot on the line in this year’s election.

Apr 12, 2024 / Rebecca Gordon

President of Argentina with chainsaw

Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina Javier Milei’s Amputation Regime for Argentina

The country’s new president has imposed a set of brutal austerity measures as part of a so-called “chainsaw plan.” The carnage is already mounting.

Apr 4, 2024 / Jacob Sugarman

HUSKY Medicaid Launch Connecticut

Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

In July, the state will expand coverage to undocumented immigrants under age 15. But it still falls short of advocates’ goals.

Apr 4, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

Gaza: Eye on the Famine

Gaza: Eye on the Famine Gaza: Eye on the Famine

The rest of the famine in Gaza is accelerating faster than anything we’ve seen this century.

Apr 1, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change? Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Women are hit the hardest in developing nations.

Mar 29, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

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