The ability to shop online for groceries with food stamps is more than just a convenience. During this pandemic, it’s possibly a matter of life and death.
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No, no one is getting elected for president, Congress, or state government in the Nov. 7 election. Yes, you should still vote.
Donating food helps the hungry. But the best way to end hunger is to stop it before it starts.
The stories I have shared bring you up against the realities of the new Gilded Age. They’re the stories of the have-nots in an era in which we glamorize and fetishize the world of the haves.
President Obama’s annual budget, released earlier this month, includes a rare win for childless workers: an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Who are the winners and losers in last week’s passing of a new Farm Bill? What the next five years will hold for hunger and agriculture in the U.S.
After 50 years of struggle, are we losing the war on poverty? Ask 1 in 5 U.S. children and 1 in 3 adults. Here are six lessons that I have learned from the long war, as well as one hard truth.
Last week Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) complained in a closed-door GOP meeting that many congressional aides “may be 33 years old now and not making a lot of money. But in a few years they can just go to K Street and make 500,000 a year. Meanwhile I’m stuck here making $172,000 a year.” The […]
Five years ago this week, one of the country’s largest investment banks went bankrupt. With the bursting of the “housing bubble,” Lehman Brothers’ risky financial escapades put not just them but the entire US economy on the brink of collapse. Credit markets seized up, policymakers were panicked, the stock market was plummeting, and other big banks feared […]
If we want to honor the Great March on Washington that took place fifty years ago today, we shouldn’t limit ourselves to nostalgia and reciting speeches. We should work to fulfill the concrete economic justice demands of the marchers. The news media and the public, across the political spectrum, have given tremendous attention in recent days […]