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Claudia Pedroza, Karla Osorio
July 25, 2014 | Blog

New research has found that the language used to describe struggling Americans is turning off the very people it’s supposed to help. Continue reading

screenshot from YouTube video of Capitol Hill Briefing: Bipartisan Panel on Restoring Voting Rights
July 25, 2014 | Blog

Millions of Americans have lost the right to vote and their political voice, because of a criminal conviction in their past. Bipartisan momentum is forming on Capitol Hill to change that. Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

After the broadcast interview ended, our cameras kept rolling. See more of Bill’s conversation with Arthur C. Brooks. Continue reading

Arthur Brooks
July 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The president of the American Enterprise Institute says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul. Continue reading

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 24, 2014 | Blog

Lawmakers and corporations are beginning to address how erratic, last-minute schedules unnecessarily complicate the lives of part-time workers. Continue reading

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, Los Angeles in this Thursday, February 6, 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 24, 2014 | Blog

Republicans got their way and car dealers were exempted from oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now The New York Times investigation reports giant loans are going to poor people with bad credit. Continue reading

McDonalds sign in Chicago
July 24, 2014 | Perspectives

When I was 16 years old, I got my first job working the grill at McDonald’s. It punctured my bubble of economic privilege. Continue reading

Arthur BrooksPREVIEW
July 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The president of the American Enterprise Institute says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul. Watch the full show » Continue reading

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait to cast paper ballots at a New York City school. Mechanical lever voting machines will be used in the upcoming New York City Primary Election as well as any runoff should no candidate win a clear majority. The state had switched from mechanical lever machines to optical scanners that read paper ballots in 2010. Citing logistical issues with getting the scanners ready for two possible elections so close to each other, the New York City Board of Elections got permission from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use the lever machines. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
July 23, 2014 | Blog

A study suggests that it could be a banner year for staying home. Continue reading

Protesters rally for an increase in the minimum wage on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Several hundred fast-food workers and other low-wage employees from around New York gathered to pressure lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour and let local cities raise it even higher. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
July 23, 2014 | Blog

When workers have limited social welfare benefits, they are cheap and compliant, and have no choice but to accept whatever job they are offered. Continue reading

Rick Perry at the Texas GOP convention in 2014
July 22, 2014 | On Democracy

In its official 2014 platform for Texas, the GOP has gone for the chimerical bucket list of the extreme right instead of trying out real solutions to address real problems. Continue reading

Inner Harbor Water Wheel, Baltimore
July 22, 2014 | Blog

A new invention is helping to solve the city’s water pollution problem and clean up a city landmark. Continue reading

The Game of Village, http://www.thegameofvillage.com/
July 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Children at a unique day-camp program called ‘The Game of Village’ all over the country are learning how to be real and effective citizens. They give us some hope for the future. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Conservative members of the House Budget Committee showed up at a recent hearing on poverty to preach what they think they already know about people living in poverty. Continue reading

Rachel Fentin, left, 23, of Detroit, holds a sign denouncing water shutoffs as members of The People’s Water Board Coalition protest Detroit’s cutting off the water supply to some residents, in Detroit on Friday, July 18, 2014.
July 19, 2014 | Blog

As Detroit draws international criticism for shutting off water for low-income families, activists ask why people are being forced to pay while the Wall Street banks live large. Continue reading

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