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Welfare Cuts

Nick Wing

A Day In The Life Of A Welfare Recipient, According To GOP Legislation | Nick Wing | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

How do people who benefit from the government's safety net programs spend their money? If you based your understanding on some of the recent Republica...

Can Congress SNAP Out of It?

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Rev. Peter E. Bauer

I wonder why this Congress wants to go after single mothers with children who are on limited income. Why do they also want to go after the elderly, who also are on fixed incomes, and are worried about shelter, utility expenses, and getting appropriate food and medicine?

The Human Cost of Welfare

Phil Harvey | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Phil Harvey

The clearest finding is that some form of work appears to be necessary for a satisfying life. Work involves challenges, and dealing with such challenges lies at the heart of human wellbeing.

My Story of Childhood Hunger: From Hungry to Lawyer

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Hunger limits you in a way that is difficult to describe because you are constantly thinking about getting food, keeping food and not knowing when you are going to eat next.

Homeless in Seoul, Korea

Ed Shurna | Posted 01.19.2013 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

I recently had the privilege of visiting Seoul, South Korea. As part of my trip, I talked to several homeless organizations.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senator Says Few Americans 'Really Need Help' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the Senate GOP's leading budget mavens unveiled Wednesday the party's plan for cutting aid to the poor by $440 billion, saying th...

David Sands

Citizens Call 'Rocket Docket' Welfare Hearings Unfair | David Sands | Posted 11.28.2011 | Detroit

Families who showed up to attend mass welfare hearings Monday morning outside the Michigan Department of Human Services offices on Detroit's Lappin St...

E Pluribus Unum or Social Darwinism?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

In Washington, the translation of E Pluribus Unum has been lost. The belief that we are one nation -- united in purpose -- caring about and for one another is no longer the practice.

Hasty TANF Cuts Would Place Neediest Families at Risk

Jim Graham | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC
Jim Graham

The District must find the right balance between the responsibilities of families and individuals and sustaining the safety net for families most in need of assistance.

A Tale of Two Cities: Riots in Paris, Cost cutting in London

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The United States would do well to pay close attention to Britain's very real revolution. Washington needs a George Osborne.