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Poverty

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  • What's The Matter With Connecticut?

    What's The Matter With Connecticut?
    A funny-sad back-and-forth appeared in the pages of The Hartford Courant last month. It started when one Christopher Edge wrote into the letters section to say he had had it and was moving out in a brief tirade entitled "Farewell, Connecticut." More...
  • For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion

    For Gov. Terry McAuliffe, question is whether to be bold or cautious on Medicaid expansion
    When Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces how he intends to use his executive powers to expand health care coverage for Virginia's poor, it looks as if he's more likely to step cautiously than confrontationally. With an overwhelming majority in the House of...
  • Suburban poverty grows beyond Ferguson

    The fires of Ferguson, Mo., run counter to the narrative about suburbia, the story Americans tell themselves about strip malls and rolling lawns, about McMansions and upward mobility. Instead, the unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting of an...
  • Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017

    Garcetti calls for $13.25 minimum wage by 2017
    Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday launched an ambitious campaign to impose a $13.25-an-hour minimum wage requirement for all workers in Los Angeles by 2017, calling it the "largest anti-poverty program in the city's history." The most far-reaching...
  • Child abuse revelations divide 'most shameful town in Britain'

    ROTHERHAM England (Reuters) - Swapping cigarettes and chewing gum, the teenage girls outside Rotherham's Centenary Indoor Market are not engrossed in the conversations students should be having on the first day of term.     Instead of timetables and...
  • Just who would be 'freed' if the Obamacare subsidies are thrown out?

    Just who would be 'freed' if the Obamacare subsidies are thrown out?
    The most cynical claim made by the promoters of the Halbig lawsuit over Affordable Care Act subsidies is that they're standing up for "freedom." As the Cato Institute's Michael Cannon, Halbig's promoter-in-chief, put it back in July, the Halbig ruling...
  • Job Corps fights poverty with skills and confidence

    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made good on his promise of waging a "War on Poverty" with the Economic Opportunity Act. As he signed the new law, he declared that it "will strike at poverty's roots" in a way that "is prudent and practical .....
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's conversation starter on poverty

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 3: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is looking to spark a much-needed conversation about how the federal government fights poverty. Give the man credit for trying....
  • 50 years later, SNAP proves its continuing vitality

    A lot has happened in the 50 years since LBJ signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964 into law. We've elected eight presidents, watched our population grow and shift, gained knowledge about health and nutrition, enjoyed economic booms and survived recessions....
  • Migration outlier: How Nicaragua escaped neighbors' deadly spiral

    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Victor Toruno was just 12 when he ran away from an abusive father to join a local street gang in Nicaragua, graduating from thief to drug dealer. After stints in jail and treatment and therapy for drug addiction, he took part in a...
  • Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'

    Tavis Smiley on 'Death of a King'
    We know nearly everything there is to know about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., or so we think. But in his new book, "Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year," the PBS and public radio host Tavis Smiley turns his...