Poverty

You Can't Understand Ferguson Without First Understanding These Three Things
Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis
August 15, 2014

Reflections from a former state senator from St. Louis.

Paul Ryan Genuinely Wants to Help the Poor, But Has No Clue How
July 16, 2014

He cares. He really cares. But that's not enough.

Buzzfeed Chronicles Paul Ryan's Metamorphosis, Ignores His Frightening Budget
April 28, 2014

What Buzzfeed doesn't tell us about Paul Ryan. (Hint: A lot.)

For Boys, Moving to a Wealthier Neighborhood Is as Traumatic as Going to War
Leaving poverty is more complicated than you think.
March 05, 2014

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

The New GOP Poverty Efforts Are Impractical, Incoherent, and Inhumane
And they'll also put more kids in poverty
March 04, 2014

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

Paul Ryan's New Report Undermines the Case for His Budget
March 03, 2014

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

David Brooks Forgot to Do His Research Before Writing About Poverty and Pre-K
January 24, 2014

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

Rubio Talks Poverty, Says Things That Are Not Totally Crazy
January 09, 2014

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

The War on Poverty Turns 50: Three Lessons for Liberals Today
January 07, 2014

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.

Republicans Discover Poverty. Now What?
It's hard to help the little guy when you hate the safety net
January 07, 2014

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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