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Letters From Food Stamp Recipients, Part Two: Government Help 'Makes Futures Possible'

Letters From Food Stamp Recipients, Part Two: Government Help 'Makes Futures Possible'

Alexander Eichler  12. 6.2012
Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D) is midway through his weeklong food stamp challenge, and readers are still writing in to tell us about their...
'It Is Nowhere Near Enough': Advice For Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge

'It Is Nowhere Near Enough': Advice For Cory Booker's Food Stamp Challenge

Alexander Eichler  12. 5.2012
Newark mayor Cory Booker is living on food stamps this week, spending less than $5 a day on his meals. Some critics have suggested that...
Stop 'Lasagna-Like' Govenment

Stop 'Lasagna-Like' Govenment

12. 4.2012
As we move toward the end of 2012, municipalities across New York and New Jersey are dealing with the aftermath of a devastating hurricane and...
Concern Expressed Over Big Project's Risks

Concern Expressed Over Big Project's Risks

11.29.2012
"We are part of America. We are a major city in America, but we do not need to be the sacrifice zone for the nation," states Houston...
Republicans Gain New Benefactors

Republicans Gain New Benefactors

John Celock  11.28.2012
A group of four Democratic state senators in New York plan to form a coalition to give control of the state Senate to Republicans, just...
Why Inequality Is Rising Under President Obama

Why Inequality Is Rising Under President Obama

11.28.2012
Last week, the economics firm A. Gary Shilling & Co. came out with a chart that Business Insider published on November 23rd, headlining...
'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

'Crime Of All Kinds Has Increased': Austerity Stories From New Jersey

Alexander Eichler  11.27.2012
Amid all the job losses that have taken place in recent years, the public sector has been one of the hardest hit areas. Between 2009 and...
Congress Motivated To Strike A Deal From Fear Of Failing Again

Congress Motivated To Strike A Deal From Fear Of Failing Again

11.27.2012
Familiar faces surround the talks of a fiscal cliff compromise. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi...
Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

Is Obama's Foreclosure Settlement Working?

11.21.2012
On November 19th, the core of the Obama "Justice" Department's "49 State Settlement," of the millions of fraud claims by the suing mortgagees...
Help Us Record The Walmart Strike As It Happens

Help Us Record The Walmart Strike As It Happens

Alexander Eichler  11.21.2012
Walmart workers at 1,000 stores nationwide are planning strikes and protests this Friday, and we need your help seeing it all unfold. The...
How Are You Celebrating On A Budget This Year?

How Are You Celebrating On A Budget This Year?

Alexander Eichler  11.19.2012
Times are tough for a lot of people this year, and Thanksgiving is once again upon us. In the spirit of sharing, will you tell us how...
Marijuana Advocates Find Champions In Congress

Marijuana Advocates Find Champions In Congress

Lucia Graves  11.19.2012
After Washington and Colorado passed measures legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, members of Congress are asking that the federal...
Attention, Kids Of Unemployed Parents: HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

Attention, Kids Of Unemployed Parents: HuffPost Wants To Hear From You

Alexander Eichler  11.19.2012
Do you have a parent or guardian who has lost their job? We want to know what Thanksgiving looks like in your family this year. More than...
A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

A Fiscal Cliff Compromise?

11.18.2012
The fiscal cliff is quickly approaching and unlike what Americans were hearing for the previous four years, it looks as though Congress...