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Republicans Poverty

Hammocks and Ladders: The Poverty of Republican Thinking on the Poor

David Coates | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
David Coates

In general Republican thought, poverty is not something caused by society into which some people are unfortunate enough to fall. Rather, poverty is something people fall into by their own failures, and it is also something that they can leave behind by climbing the ladder of success.

How Do We Evaluate Republicans' Discovery of Poverty?

Thomas White | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Thomas White

Should they be praised for bringing up the issue at all, regardless of their proposals' shortcomings? Does paying lip service to an issue mean anything if a party's track record is backwards or they've long been silent about the issue?

The Problem With The Republican Antipoverty Agenda Is That It Doesn't Exist

Business Insider | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Republicans are in a pickle....

Sabrina Siddiqui

Scott Walker: GOP Fails To Reach Out To Poor | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said Thursday he was "jarred" by former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney's infamous comments about p...

What Republicans Must Change

Salon | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

The Republicans, we’re told, are going to have to start making some big changes if they want to start winning elections again. Americans are tired o...

Republicans Are the Real Idealists -- And Not in a Good Way

Silpa Kovvali | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Silpa Kovvali

The conservative worldview holds that, with its welfare checks and free lunches, the most pressing challenge our nation faces is that poverty here is just too awesome. The outlook isn't just idealistic: it's willfully, blindly naïve.