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How to Combat Child Poverty in the U.S.

Bruce Lesley | Posted 05.28.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

It's not something that just afflicts people of one color or ethnicity. It's striking families who never imagined that they could find themselves telling their kids that they don't have any food or that the electricity has been shut off.

U.S. May Soon Stand Alone for Failing to Ratify U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child

Bruce Lesley | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Bruce Lesley

Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty.

CHIP: Don't Mess With Success

Bruce Lesley | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Although the children's groups are pretty much unanimous in support of the continuation of CHIP, there are surprisingly some in Washington, D.C. who are considering other options.

Robin Hood Tax: Economic Justice

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 08.25.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The American Robin Hoods are seeking economic justice. They want Congress to resurrect the financial transactions tax. Britain, home of Robin Hood, already charges a form of it. Ten European Union countries plan to institute it. America needs it.

Asian-American Voters as a Republican Parable

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Leon T. Hadar

The GOP is probably not going to win the support of the majority of African-American and Hispanic voters anytime soon. But Republicans are now in danger of losing the votes of another important demographic group that could have been its natural political ally.

Democrats Refuse to Buckle to GOP Demands for Huge Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The inability of the super committee to reach an agreement is not a reflection on the "intransigence" of both sides and "unwillingness" to compromise. The far right wants changes in the American social contract that will destroy the middle class.

Teacher Unity Rare -- Except About Hunger in the Classroom

Billy Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Billy Shore

Six in 10 teachers say hunger in the classroom increased last year. So how did we get to this distressing point? Not by design, but by neglect.