My fellow Americans: I deliver this address at a time of great distress in our nation. Never before have we faced challenges of such severity as we d...
As it stands today, felony drug offenders face significant obstacles to joining the economy.
The healthcare.gov launch is a debacle for those who believe that we should outsource public services to for-profit companies without adequate planning and oversight. Sadly, when it comes to outsourcing government IT services, the healthcare.gov example is par for the course.
Predictably, recent celebrations of the anniversary of the War on Poverty, votes to extend unemployment insurance, discussions of a minimum wage hike,...
To mobilize the Democratic base, the president and Democrats in Congress are going to have to do things much differently -- fight much harder, battle much more visibly and act much more boldly than they have in recent years.
The statistics on senior hunger and the personal stories behind the numbers are shocking, but that should be a call to action.
Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.
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.