Features related to welfare

An illustrative 1996 cover story urges Bill Clinton to sign welfare reform in The New Republic.
March 6, 2014 | Blog

Princeton political scientist Martin Gilens explains how the media and longstanding racial stereotypes impact anti-poverty policy. Continue reading

Sen. Jesse Helms, R-N.C., grabs hold of his opponent's supporter as he departs his voting precinct in Raleigh, N.C., in this Nov. 6, 1990 photo. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)
February 28, 2014

Ian Haney López highlights six political ads from the last three decades that used racially coded language to help a candidate get elected. Continue reading

Governor Chris Christie talks to a reporter following a visit to Fort Lee Borough Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, NJ, to apologize to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich about the governor's staff allegedly closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
January 13, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

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January 9, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

David Donald, 6, of Philadelphia eats dinner supplied from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program also know as food stamps (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
December 19, 2013 | Blog

These common assumptions threaten programs that keep families afloat. 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

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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?
Chrissy Fairbanks poses with her daughters Angela, 11, and Alexus, 12, at their home, in Keene, N.H. Legally blind since she was 9, Chrissy Fairbanks just got word she'€™s losing the $363 state welfare check she gets each month from the state because New Hampshire is counting Supplemental Security Income for the disabled in calculating their welfare grant. February 2012. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
December 17, 2012 | Blog
In a somewhat bizarre op-ed last week on Supplemental Security Income, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof acknowledged, “I’m no expert on domestic poverty,” and then seemingly set out to prove it.
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August 28, 2012 | Blog
Why the Romney campaign keeps running its blatantly false welfare ads, and what to do about it.
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April 27, 2012 | Q&A

Learn about a farmer’s market program that improves diets and supports farmers. Continue reading

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March 14, 2012 | Q&A

Frances Fox Piven explains why we shouldn’t blame poverty on the poor, and how she was targeted by the right. Continue reading

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March 29, 2002 | NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-2005)

NOW travels to Portland, Oregon where we meet working Americans who are struggling to afford food for their families. Continue reading