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This GOP Senator Wants To Talk About Poverty. All He Gets Asked About Is Donald Trump's Racism.

The Huffington Post | Michelle Fields2 | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the age of Donald Trump, Republican leaders are learning that policy and substance don’t stand a chance. “People find it refreshi...

House GOP Vows to Fight Poverty, but Its Budget Would Eviscerate Anti-Poverty Spending

Bob Greenstein | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

The House Republicans' new poverty plan is silent on the discrepancy between its call to fight poverty and the House GOP's own budget priorities. Thos...

Paul Ryan's New 'Anti-Poverty Plan' Repackages GOP Proposals

Politico | Annum Masroor | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics

Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans rolled out a new plan on Tuesday to fight poverty and help Americans move up the economic ladder, yet much of ...

Sunday Night Reflections: How to organically break the cycle

Stevon Cook | Posted 03.03.2016 | San Francisco
Stevon Cook

I'm not a spiritual leader, nor a millionaire, nor a person with several fancy degrees from world-renowned schools. I run a small nonprofit and I'm a local politician focused on education issues. And despite my failures and my station in life, I love the man I've become.

The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Pathway Out of Poverty for Millions of Americans with Disabilities

Michael Morris | Posted 02.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Besides providing additional income, the EITC provides a financial incentive for workers to stay employed and increase their earnings. According to recent studies, EITC provides significant work, income, educational and health benefits to its recipients and their children.

This Could Be The Last Big Anti-Poverty Effort Of Obama's Presidency

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama and some of his allies are trying to transform an ugly piece of tax legislation into something that gives critical help to mill...

What Portion of Our Collective Wealth Are We Willing to Invest So People Can Succeed?

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The budget outline just passed by Congress would make massive cuts in anti-poverty programs. The president is right to reject that stunted vision and to insist that Congress stop the cuts and re-start investing.

Rubio Block-Grant Proposal Would Weaken Safety Net, Not Strengthen It

Sharon Parrott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Sharon Parrott

Senator Rubio proposes to end most federal safety net programs -- including unemployment insurance, SNAP (formerly food stamps), Medicaid, and housing assistance -- and replace them with one mega-block grant to states. This proposal has deep flaws.

War on Poverty at 50: Religion's Roots and Lessons

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 03.10.2014 | Religion
Mark I. Pinsky

The 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's launch of the War on Poverty reminds us how intractable that effort can be. This anniversary also recalls how religion has motivated, shaped and sustained this effort, in many ways prefiguring the campaign.

Cindy Levin on Her Fight to End Global Hunger and Poverty

Charity Miles | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Charity Miles

Today we're featuring Cindy Levin, an anti-poverty activist and mother of two. She has a personal mission to engage kids and stay at home parents to stand up for global child survival.

Why Philly's Anti-Poverty Plan Won't Work

Gene Marks | Posted 09.18.2013 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Sounds great. Reads well. Plays terrific to the media. But can we look in the mirror and have an honest discussion? This won't work. These plans never work. Yes I'm being negative. But I'm also being practical.

Why Is the CEO of the Global Anti-Poverty Group CARE Joining the Board of Coca-Cola?

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
Nancy Huehnergarth

Dr. Gayle, the last thing the impoverished people you work with need, is a Coke. By accepting Coca-Cola's funding and serving on their Board of Directors, you are helping to healthwash Coke's brands and expand sales of sugary, non-nutritious drinks to the very people you want to help.

WATCH: MLK III: 'The Nation Has Fallen Short'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.21.2013 | Black Voices

As the nation remembers the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today, the civil rights leader's eldest living child told HuffPost Live that "the nation ...

Dan Froomkin

Middle Class, Poor Must Unite, Author Says | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The doctrine of Bain Capital -- as outlined by former managing director Edward Conard -- is that the super rich got that way because the...