| Aug 11, 2014
Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The documentary "Rich Hill" follows the lives of three teenage paupers among the 1,396 denizens of the eponymous Missouri town.
Under-supervised in squalid homes and overmedicated for learning disabilities, Appachey West and Harley Hood curse, smoke,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Like elsewhere in New England, the leafy suburbs of Connecticut mask tens of thousands of families that barely make ends meet, according to a report released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
These households making barely more than the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Here they come, a charging brigade, conservatives who just might win a fresh war on poverty and otherwise help the down and out because of compassion that hardly stands alone. It is accompanied by analytical soundness.
But wait a minute. Did I say...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:34 PM
California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests.
“Students who do the work and...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:51 PM
It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courant.com/opinion). Here is a mid-year update.
Citing infrastructure-related accidents on the state's rail...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:52 AM
Fleeing gang violence in Central America — and Chicago
Incensed by President Barack Obama's plan to deport thousands of immigrant children who have arrived in the U.S. illegally in recent months, activists have taken to the streets to chide the...
| Jul 29, 2014
Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
There's a tidal wave of change approaching the nonprofit world. It's been forming for years, an undercurrent not visible on the surface, yet powerful and building momentum.
Decades of ineffective, yet admirable help from well-meaning charities have left...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Affordable housing and job training for low-income residents were among the top issues identified during a panel discussion on Wednesday centered around poverty in Glendale and Burbank and led by local elected officials.
Nearly two dozen leaders of...
| Aug 6, 2014
Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop.