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March 10, 2014 | Blog

Watch highlight clips from Bill’s interview with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López on the origins of dog whistle politics and how it may be used in future elections. Continue reading

Jennifer Donald whose family receives money from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps, eats dinner with her sons David, 6, left, and Donovan, 4, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
October 24, 2013 | Blog

Since 1996, the number of families with children living in extreme poverty — that is, on $2 a day or less — has gone up nearly 130 percent. Continue reading

February 11, 2013 | Blog

The American people have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program. Continue reading

Students line up to be served lunch at the Thatcher Brook Elementary School in Waterbury, Vt. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
January 20, 2013 | Blog
Could committing to a contract grow and unify the moment against poverty?
A man who had been laid off holds his daughter while taking free food from the weekly open food pantry at the Warren Family Mission in Warren, Ohio. March 2009 (AP /Amy Sancetta)
March 7, 2012 | Blog
New reports deliver good and bad news on extreme poverty levels.