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Peter Edelman

Summer Reading About What Ails America and How to Fix It

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.

What's Poverty Got to Do With Education?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 12.06.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

The effects of poverty shape long-term health and development in profound ways. When children are exposed to adverse experiences -- physical, emotional, or substance abuse, mental illness, violence-- their systems are stressed to the max.

Low-Wage Earners Seek Respect and a Living Wage

Pearl Korn | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Could it be that they see the handwriting on the wall, that they, too, may one day become low-wage earners, as their bargaining rights and benefits are decimated across the country?

To End Poverty In America, We Need To Pay People Decent Wages

The New York Times | PETER EDELMAN | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

Ronald Reagan famously said, “We fought a war on poverty and poverty won.” With 46 million Americans — 15 percent of the population — now coun...

Are We Now a One-Party System?

Pearl Korn | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Progressive Republican Party of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln is long dead and buried. For the past 40 years, their crude replacements have conducted an unrelenting assault on our nation's democracy, values, humanity and rights.

Success in Parenting -- Avoiding the Happiness and Self-Esteem Traps

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Ellen Galinsky

Adults -- teachers and parents -- need to help children understand that making mistakes is a normal part of learning.

Dan Froomkin

Middle Class, Poor Must Unite, Author Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The doctrine of Bain Capital -- as outlined by former managing director Edward Conard -- is that the super rich got that way because the...

An Interview With Peter Edelman on "Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America"

Karen Dolan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Karen Dolan

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Georgetown Law professor, Peter Edelman, to discuss his decades of anti-poverty work and his new book, So ...

Could More Public-Interest Lawyers in D.C. Help Prevent Domestic Tragedies?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Could a lawyer have saved Alecia Wheeler's life?  As the D.C. Council considers how to spend the $89 million surplus discovered recently, her tragic death reminds us that pennies spent on public-interest lawyers can provide pounds of cure.

For Many the Government Is Already Shut Down

Billy Shore | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Billy Shore

Amidst all of the relief that a government shutdown was averted, it was almost forgotten that for millions of Americans, the government has been effectively shut down for so long it is not even news.

Obama's Inbox on Women and Work: Welfare, Job Equity, and Education

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

Although the recession is hitting men's employment more directly, overall women's employment rates in the 2000s have fallen more, and progress toward gender equality has stalled.