Poverty

For Boys, Moving to a Wealthier Neighborhood Is as Traumatic as Going to War

Leaving poverty is more complicated than you think.

The boys were thought of as thugs. Girls, on the other hand, were seen as helpless victims. 

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The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane

And they'll also put more kids in poverty

Obama's agenda embraces things that work. Paul Ryan's embraces revolutionary chaos.

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Turns out that underfunding programs makes them less effective. Who knew?

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He says we've "made two mistakes" in helping underprivileged children. His column has more mistakes than that.

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Rubio's anti-poverty agenda has lots of problems. But at least he's engaging in the debate.

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Fifty years ago Wednesday, Lyndon B. Johnson announced a War on Poverty in his first State of the Union address. "It will not be a short or easy struggle; no single weapon or strategy will suffice, but we shall not rest until that war is won. The richest nation on Earth can afford to win it." Popular when it was first announced, it quickly became unpopular, fueled by the disapproval of Johnson due to Vietnam, the urban riots of the 1960s and subsequent crime wave, and the coding of the War on Poverty as a pure welfare scheme.

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Republicans Discover Poverty. Now What?

It's hard to help the little guy when you hate the safety net

Taking a lead from Pope Francis, Republicans are suddenly talking about poverty. This would be a good first step: Stop slashing the safety net.

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The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.

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Paul Ryan Shamelessly Slanders Mitt Romney

Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan forgets a few key things he did

Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan talks about the 2012 campaign as if Mitt were the only one who disparaged the poor

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And it’ll only cost you $12.50 a year.

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