Poverty in the Suburbs Poverty in the Suburbs

Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.

Sep 2, 2004 / Editorial / Peter Dreier

Do You Feel a Draft? Do You Feel a Draft?

The main effect of bringing back the draft would be to further militarize the nation.

May 20, 2004 / Column / Katha Pollitt

What’s Good Enough? What’s Good Enough?

Advocates are demanding not just equal but decent schools for all children.

Apr 15, 2004 / Feature / Peter Schrag

The Cruelest Month The Cruelest Month

Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

Apr 8, 2004 / Editorial / Bobbi Murray

The Wages of Fear The Wages of Fear

Lyndon Johnson launched the War on Poverty in his State of the Union Message exactly forty years ago.

Feb 26, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Katherine S. Newman

Working and Poor in the USA Working and Poor in the USA

A vast impoverished population languishes in the midst of our economy.

Jan 22, 2004 / Feature / Beth Shulman

What Recovery? What Recovery?

Third-quarter GDP grew by 8.2 percent, October unemployment dropped to 6 percent, manufacturing orders are soaring, the stock market is up--as are profits, the value of stock opt...

Dec 4, 2003 / Editorial / Katrina vanden Heuvel

The Young and the Old The Young and the Old

On a frigid morning in Washington, DC, two boys about 13 or 14 come to the driveway of the Ambassador Baptist Church, where the day's meager food offerings are displayed.

Jul 31, 2003 / Feature / Trudy Lieberman

Hungry in America Hungry in America

Washington no longer feels it ought to insure that everyone has enough to eat.

Jul 31, 2003 / Feature / Trudy Lieberman

Dorothy Day Dorothy Day

In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically wired project to build twenty-five mul...

Jul 2, 2003 / Feature / Wayne Barrett and Chris Barrett