How could our society be so callous to children as to make them the link to welfare payments? Do people know what it feels like to grow up in a relationally chaotic home?
Under a Vice President Kamala Harris, Americans shouldn’t expect a war on poverty as much Harris to continue her prosecution of the poor.
New research shows how America’s tangled web of welfare programs often trap generations in a cycle of poverty and hurt those who need the most help.
The two immense challenges we citizens will eventually be forced to face are the staggering explosion of federal debt and the accompanying increased dependency upon government.
Imagine if the ambiguous result in our long struggle to end poverty—like the Vietnam War, an effort in which the goal posts always seem to be moving—was shown to be as ineffective.
Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen has been an elected official since 1977. He has no excuse to pass the buck for Memphis’s problems onto a proposed federal budget.
The Obama administration invited the United Nations to study race relations in America. Predictably, they concluded that black people are victims with little power to change their circumstances.
New poverty statistics can’t show that fighting poverty is more difficult and more expensive because of America’s fragmenting and chaotic families.
A better future for poor Americans trapped in Baltimore and across the country must start with a fact-based analysis of how we got here and who has been responsible.
Poor people say the worst thing about their material conditions isn’t their material conditions.
Conservatives should fight for Americans struggling to get by, not stigmatize the poor.
Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty proposal is a bold and courageous attempt to spark a sorely-needed conversation. If only his critics could match his courage.
In “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates never makes the case for reparations. So what is the actual point of the article?
If you read LBJ’s Great Society speech, he comes across as a big, doe-eyed, muddled-headed hippie.
When the government grows to its current size, everything is a social issue. So if there’s a call to disarm in the culture wars, it’s entirely one-sided.
Paul Ryan’s latest experience shows why we can’t have a civil and intelligent discussion about poverty or welfare reform.
Paul Ryan’s brown bag lunch story illustrates that no one on the left side of the aisle is concerned about distorting choices for people.
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