iOS app Android app


Climbing the Ropes to Get Ahead

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ilene H. Lang

Mentors can show you the ropes, but sponsors help you climb them.

The Affirmative Power of Visibility

Hayley Gorenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Hayley Gorenberg

Transgender people are incredibly at risk when their identities are unsupported. If we actively support the visibility of transgender people, we will save lives.

Textile Waste: Taking Cues From Emerging Markets

Mattias Wallander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mattias Wallander

The average American consumes over 60 pounds of new clothing a year. Unlike us, emerging economies protect the environment by consuming millions of tons of second-hand clothing each year.

Married, More and Less: Marriage Age At All-Time High

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

We complete the lines for another decade. It's that time again, when the Census Bureau announces the release of data on family and marriage from the ...

America's Poor: Where Poverty Is Rising In America (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mint, the personal finance site, put together this chart of regional poverty in America based on statistics recently released by the Census Bureau. I...

43 Million Reasons for Congress to Get Serious

Rabbi Steve Gutow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Steve Gutow

Poor kids will not be able to learn as well or as easily as they could if they were not feeling the pangs of hunger and stress and illness that come with poverty. Poverty is not a partisan issue, but a moral one.

Migration Bust: Fast-Growing U.S. Areas Show Big Income Drop, Census Reports

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Call it the migration bust: Many of the fast-growing U.S. areas during the housing boom are now yielding some of the biggest income dro...

CHART: U.S. Economy Is 11.5 MILLION Jobs Short

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even though the unemployment rate remained flat at 9.6 percent in September, the labor market would now need to add a total of about 11.5 million jobs...

Here's a Way to Never Be Unemployed

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

Many Americans are maxing out on their unemployment benefits amid cries from Republicans that they're lazy bums who should get a job. Sure, there's on...

PHOTOS: The Poorest States In The U.S.

Huffington Post | Nathaniel Cahners Hindman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Great Recession increased poverty in 31 of 50 U.S. states last year, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau. These states, which ...

Help Needed Now for Growing Number of Children in Poverty

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

At least one in four children was poor in nearly 190 counties in 39 states in 2009, a time of severe recession. In 33 counties in 17 states, at least...

Income Gap Between Rich And Poor Hits All Time High

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The recession seems to be socking Americans in the heart as well as the wallet: Marriages have hit an all-time low while pleas for ...

Time Check: "Women on Top"

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

When, if ever, did this ship get turned around? After I commented on Time's story about young women earning more than young men, Editor-At-Large Bel...

Poverty Numbers Alarming, but not Surprising

Vicki B. Escarra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Vicki B. Escarra

We also know that poverty is severely under-measured in this country and that these figures cannot accurately convey the level of need and the number of people who are suffering through the recession.

Killing the Census

Charles Seife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Seife

It's not a wise policy to reduce the quality of a government function while, simultaneously, making the costs bloat out of control, but that's precisely what anti-census politicians are advocating.

Gay and Lesbian Parents Making the Grade

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

The Florida appeals court that threw out that state's ban on gay parent adoptions yesterday didn't need this study to rule against the junk science ...

War on Poverty Over, Poverty Wins

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

In September 2010, the United States Census Bureau announced that the war on poverty was finally over -- and that poverty had won.

Texas Democrat Tries To Reverse Tom Delay's Redistricting Power Grab

Mother Jones | Suzy Khimm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Redistricting typically happens every 10 years, to capture the population changes recorded by the US Census. In most of the country, state lawmakers u...

Roger Plant: Statistician, Anti Slavery Activist

Free The Slaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Free The Slaves

You can think of Roger Plant as history's most unusual census taker. As head of a UN agency task force, he set out to count the number of slaves in the world today.

The Defining Issue: Who Should Get the Tax Cut -- The Rich or Everyone Else?

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Republicans are hell bent on demanding an extension of the Bush tax cut for their patrons at the top, or else they'll pull the plug on tax cuts for the middle class. This is a gift for the Democrats.

Politicians Ignoring Poor Americans

Washington Post | Michael A. Fletcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The reluctance of political leaders on both sides of the aisle to directly confront the fact that growing numbers of Americans are slipping into pover...

What a Difference a Year Makes

Aaron E. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron E. Carroll

Every year about this time, the census releases its yearly numbers on the uninsured. Every year, I get a little more depressed.

America's Kids: Bearing the Brunt of the Recession

Mark Shriver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Shriver

The age group with the highest rates of poverty in the US are children under 18. We can have a robust debate about the role of government for adults living in poverty but children can't work and they can't vote.

One in Seven Live in Poverty -- and Counting

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

This number reflects a record increase in poverty over the previous year. But it does not capture many of those who are suffering the most: homeless Americans.

Record Number of Uninsured: Another Reason Why Full Implementation of Health Reform is Urgently Needed

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

Today's record breaking number of uninsured reminds us why health reform has been a top national priority. We cannot turn our backs on the millions of Americans who are falling through the cracks of a broken health system.