Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.
Interactive Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.
Melissa Boteach explores the crass politics behind opposition to states experimenting with the best ways to fight poverty.
Melissa Boteach explains how the bill will cut jobs, hurt long-term economic growth, increase poverty, and worsen child hunger—all while protecting the wealthy.
An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows how low-wage workers are left out of the promise of affordable health coverage in states that refuse Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.
Melissa Boteach demonstrates the trade offs House leadership is willing to make to help the best off at the expense of America’s most vulnerable children.
Chart from Melissa Boteach, Lawrence Korb, and Max Hoffman shows that House conservatives are asking low- and middle-income families to foot the bill to protect weapons systems that don’t enhance our national security.
House Republicans stealthily cut nutrition assistance as they reject revenues from the Buffett Rule as paltry, write Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon.
Melissa Boteach outlines the ways the House Republican budget introduced last week will affect the Latino population.
Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright demonstrate how the House Budget Committee chairman’s new proposal would increase hunger, cut jobs, and jeopardize economic security for millions of families, including our veterans.
Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman ask whether we really need another nuclear missile in our well-stocked arsenal when that funding could help a returning veteran find a job.
Melissa Boteach examines an unfortunate and cynical upcoming vote on banning aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program from being spent at strip clubs.
New appropriations bill eliminates funding for programs that struggling families need, write Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach.
Report Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach make recommendations for improving the jobs picture and Americans’ economic security based on the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers.
The debt limit deal will make it harder for low-income families and communities of color to prosper, write Melissa Boteach and Desmond Brown.