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The Other America

The War On Poverty Is Our Moral Challenge Now

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Even as we've made progress against poverty, we've fallen back on other fronts. Employment, especially long-term unemployment, is at record highs for the modern era. Higher education is increasingly expensive. We are living in an increasingly inequitable economy.

Reflecting On the Past, Striving for the Future

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics
Judith Browne Dianis

As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., our nation both reflects on the past and ponders the future. As we commemorate the legislative victories, the heroism, commitment and sacrifice, I am reminded of the work that remains.

Poverty in America 50 Years After Michael Harrington's The Other America

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today, Harrington is almost a forgotten figure. Contemporary historians and sociologists still cite Harrington in their studies of poverty, but few Americans under 50, including most activists with unions, community organizers and civil rights groups, have heard of him.

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's strange that President Obama doesn't show any indignation about our long slide into economic oblivion. He's certainly not "fighting mad" about it. He draws a line in the sand, the Republicans cross it, then he steps back and draws another line in the sand.