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Elvis Batiz

Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the poor. more

Jan 10, 2018 8:53 AM Dispatches

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George Hodan

In stories and statistics, Alston’s report presents a shocking portrait of mass unemployment, child poverty and homelessness in America—at this time when Republicans are determined to cut social services for those who need them most. more

Jan 9, 2018 1:01 PM Op-Eds

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Carolyn Coe

“Education is the path, especially in Afghanistan, toward a green, equal, and nonviolent world.” more

Dec 28, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

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There was a lot to fight against in 2017, and it was sometimes hard to think about building for the future. But a new campaign aims to change that in 2018. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:00 PM Dispatches

Walker, whose approval rating has been well below 50 percent the last couple of years and who is facing a tough re-election in 2018, has taken the Willie Horton ad model to new depths. more

Dec 22, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches

If you want to hide your millions from taxation, just find a willing offshore haven to make your megabucks disappear into a maze of shell corporations. It’s your money, let the little people worry about their silly public roads and icky health care! more

Nov 10, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches

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Kathy Kelly

Kabul, formerly one of the safest places in Afghanistan, has now become one of the most dangerous. more

Oct 31, 2017 12:10 PM Dispatches

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People say home care workers are selfless saints for doing this type of work. But home care workers are usually flat broke. They deserve a decent wage. more

Oct 19, 2017 11:20 AM Dispatches

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Courtesy Amy Zachmeyer

Amy Zachmeyer of Houston Democratic Socialists of America on rebuilding, mutual aid, climate change and more. more

Sep 15, 2017 11:02 AM Dispatches

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Lawrence Jackson

Most people in Congress aren’t really addressing poverty. They seem to be more concerned with the prospects of the middle class. more

Jul 10, 2017 11:47 AM Dispatches

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Victoria Pickering

Twenty years after "Welfare Reform," organizers are backing a bill that would undo its worst harms. more

Jun 29, 2017 11:05 AM Dispatches

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Walker image Gage Skidmore

Walker is not bent on drug testing anyone who wants to enter a library, sit on a park bench, or enroll their children in a public school. He is not planning to make wealthy people pee into a cup before they can use public courts. more

May 19, 2017 9:35 AM Dispatches

Jennifer Berkshire and Jack Schneider talk to Tressie McMillan Cottom about the rise of for-profit colleges that saddle low-income students with debt and questionable credentials. And are K-12 schools going the same way? more

Mar 22, 2017 1:11 PM Public School Shakedown

White poverty is not an accident, but an integral part of the structure of American society. more

Oct 13, 2016 2:12 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Where to look to understand upheaval in a city I love? more

Aug 17, 2016 4:38 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Choice doesn't do a thing for the daily stresses of poverty. more

May 25, 2016 5:00 AM Public School Shakedown

“Many think Trump could not prevail in a general election. I’m not convinced.” more

Mar 18, 2016 5:56 PM Magazine 5 Comments

Legislators across the country are launching a mean-spirited campaign to block poor people from purchasing certain kinds of foods, products or services. more

May 27, 2015 5:10 PM Op-Eds 9 Comments

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