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Poverty Rate Ignores Programs That Fight Poverty

www.npr.org | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact

New U.S. poverty numbers come out on Tuesday. But what, exactly, do those numbers measure? Consider the case of Ann Valdez. She's a 47-year-old sin...

'My Climb Out Of Poverty Wouldn't Be Possible Today'

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 06.28.2013 | Impact

These days, when I open the newspaper or turn on the news, I see my past. The policy debates currently raging in this country -- about welfare and foo...

Small, Median and Obscenely Large: There's Nothing Average About the Middle Class

Tony Phillips | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Tony Phillips

SAN DIEGO -- I live with my wife and a 13-year-old and while each of us is different, we do all agree on some fundamental issues. Here are three thing...