Poverty

Dr. Cornel West gives the keynote address at the

Cornel West and RFK Jr. Are Both Helping Biden Now Cornel West and RFK Jr. Are Both Helping Biden Now

As two of his rivals head into the wilderness, the president is consolidating the left-of-center vote.

Oct 6, 2023 / Jeet Heer

We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction

We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction

Fossil fuels, profits of doom.

Oct 6, 2023 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Lawmakers May Finally Update Strict SSI Rules That Keep Families in Poverty

Lawmakers May Finally Update Strict SSI Rules That Keep Families in Poverty Lawmakers May Finally Update Strict SSI Rules That Keep Families in Poverty

Asset limits in the program have created a system in which millions of people cannot save money for their families or their future.

Oct 2, 2023 / Rebecca Cokley

Joe Matt

Farewell to a Poor Bastard Farewell to a Poor Bastard

Joe Matt (1963–2023) made hilarious comedy of his own misery.

Sep 21, 2023 / Obituary / Jeet Heer

America’s Short-Lived Safety Net Has Almost Fully Unraveled

America’s Short-Lived Safety Net Has Almost Fully Unraveled America’s Short-Lived Safety Net Has Almost Fully Unraveled

The American Rescue Plan created unprecedented programs protecting parents and young children, renters, and childcare providers. Now they are almost entirely gone.

Sep 15, 2023 / Editorial / Bryce Covert for The Nation

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leaves the Senate Chamber with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) following a vote in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: The US Is Choosing to Impoverish Children It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: The US Is Choosing to Impoverish Children

Robert Reich has been telling us for years that policymakers have the power to end—or increase—poverty. New Census data proves him right.

Sep 13, 2023 / John Nichols

Youth Mental Health

What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis? What Will It Take to Solve the Youth Mental Health Crisis?

Almost 12 percent of high school–age youth experience severe major depression. The root causes of the problem are rarely confronted.

Sep 13, 2023 / StudentNation / Eshaan Mani

US President Joe Biden

Biden Complacency Is Just As Bad as Biden Panic Biden Complacency Is Just As Bad as Biden Panic

Don't wet your bed. Organize!

Sep 11, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Military Academies SCOTUS Affirmative Action Exemption

How the Affirmative Action Exemption for Military Academies Exploits Students of Color How the Affirmative Action Exemption for Military Academies Exploits Students of Color

“Military recruiters will find a way to use this decision to convince young people that they are offering them the best path to a college education.”

Sep 8, 2023 / StudentNation / Aina Marzia and Lajward Zahra

photo of a sink with water that is not safe for drinking

A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic A Year Later, the Water Crisis in Jackson Has Gone From Acute to Chronic

And the officials in charge of fixing the situation seem more interested in privatization than accountability.

Sep 7, 2023 / Highlights / Makani Themba

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