Nobody -- no matter their political ideology -- should find it acceptable that 22 percent of our nation's children live in poverty
Mayor Duggan cannot rest his laurels on mere trash pick up and snow removal. He has got to attack poverty in Detroit head on.
Earlier this week I was accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary Janey Thornton and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Anne Alonzo as we visite...
President Johnson died in 1973, a year before I was born, but his legacy of the War on Poverty gave millions of children like me a chance to live a better life. Poverty has not been solved but millions of lives have been enriched because of these government programs and that is a legacy to be proud of.
Much of the country kicked off the New Year with heavy snowstorms followed by a blast of frigid cold temperatures. But for 1.3 million Americans, whose unemployment checks have been cut off, this may be the coldest winter of all.
The truth is that as a country, we're getting stingier, not more generous with the poor. And the difference between the very rich and the rest of us has grown astronomically since President Johnson declared his war.
The votes they cast and bills they pass have a profound bearing on the lives of millions of people, including the one-sixth of the population who regularly find themselves hungry. Here are the Zeros of the first session of the 113th Congress.
We at CBPP make a lot of revealing graphs. But I've chosen the ones that I think shine the brightest light on the path back to smart fiscal and economic policy.
Wait. Mary and Joseph have picked up baby Jesus and are stepping over the piles of presents. They are leaving the spotlights and the microphones and the piles of presents. Where on earth are they going? What is wrong with them?
It is a good thing that we live in a country where a strong safety net exists to support those who find themselves in need. In a country as bountiful and blessed as the United States, no one should go hungry.
The U.S. Congress is debating just how drastically it should cut food assistance to the 47 million Americans who suffer from "food insecurity," the popular euphemism for those who go hungry. In all this discussion, the real face of poverty -- single mothers -- has strangely disappeared.
This time around, I pay homage to high school yearbooks and take a look back at the year in food and nutrition via superlatives. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... the class of 2013.
Leaving Americans behind like this has a terrible, long-term cost to our society. It erodes people's faith in democracy.
"They have to realize that what they're doing is hurting families. We're going to have a need for more food for people to survive a month."
If you are a member of the board of directors of a company that pays its workers so little that they need government subsidies to survive, isn't that a little embarrassing?