By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Mariana Zindel The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released its annual report on the food security status...
Trump is very aware of the unfocused anger in the Midwest, and is working hard to use that to get votes. If he takes the swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania, it will be because of that insight.
About 45 million Americans, or just under 15 percent of the country's population, are living below the federal poverty line. The official poverty line...
Low-income moms know the truth of how policies fail, and their knowledge is critical to change them.
This election provides a unique opportunity for an economic sea change in America. The Republican candidate may set the stage for a major Democratic victory in November that ripples down to the Senate, House and state elections.
Five states still impose a lifetime ban on food stamps for people who have been convicted of a felony drug crime. Not only do these bans threaten individual and public health, but they incubate the very types of criminal behavior that law enforcement claims they want to eliminate.
House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview Monday acknowledged that the poor are victims of our economic system. The interview sounds reasonable, almost soothing, until you examine what Ryan is really saying.
Photo Courtesy of: Foodstampsnow.com According to the National Institut...
Sure, it feels patriotic to BBQ on our day off and light fireworks we hope won't start a brush fire, but it's little more than consumerism wrapped in the seasonal marketing of nationalism. But fear not! If you wanna put your patriotism to the test, we've got just the thing for you.
I am the lady who feels she deserves to have a life and enjoy it, even if you don't, even if it bothers you that your tax dollars are helping her. I am the lady who understands the true meaning of "there but for the grace of God go I" and that any one of us can fall on hard times.
The official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recently devoted an entire supplement to a pressing policy crisis affecting pediatricians, public health workers, teachers and all of us and the nation's future: child poverty in America.
Poverty is more than just not having money, food, and shelter. It is more than a list of lacks. It is about carrying burdens and navigating systems that should be helping but not always are. It is the way the world looks at you, and the way you look at the world.
I just saw the video of you berating a man on food assistance. Have to tell you, I prefer it when bunnies or puppies go viral, but oh well. I guess sometimes it has to be bitter and rude people.
By stating that he would raise taxes on the wealthy, indeed that they "should" be paying higher taxes, Trump has eliminated the only reason the Republican party even exists.
It's Non-Farm Payroll Day! Much more exciting than Cinco de Mayo, which we properly celebrated with quesadillas and sangria last nigh...
It isn't that poor moms and dads aren't willing to work -- it's that the economy offers them so few opportunities to prosper from hard work and that safety net programs are inadequate to supplement low wages or provide for those who cannot work.