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7 Ways the House Farm Bill Slams the Middle Class

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.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More Latino Children Would Go Hungry Under Roby Amendment

More than 80 percent of the children who would lose nutrition assistance benefits under a proposed Farm Bill amendment are Latino, writes Sarah Jane Glynn.

By Sarah Jane Glynn | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

6 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Medicaid Expansion

Jessica Arons explains how the Court’s decision on the Obamacare Medicaid provision affects government, the working poor, and women.

By Jessica Arons | Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Feast and Famine in House Farm Bill

Donna Cooper calculates that the legislation would eliminate 19,000 jobs and deprive low-income Americans of nearly 1 billion meals in 2014, increasing poverty across our nation.

By Donna Cooper | Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Honoring the Hopes and Dreams of Our Nation’s Dads

The issues, needs, and concerns of low-income fathers and working-class men in general must be part of the national conversation, argues Joy Moses.

By Joy Moses | Friday, June 15, 2012

5 Things to Know About Single Mothers in Poverty

Katie Wright looks at some of the challenges facing poor, single-mother families and offers solutions to help lift them out of poverty.

By Katie Wright | Friday, May 11, 2012

Infographic: President Obama’s Marriage Equality ‘Evolution’ Is Complete

Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns show that President Obama's decision to support same-sex marriage is in line with public opinion.

By Sophia Kerby and Crosby Burns | Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Infographic: Demographic Change in North Carolina

An infographic by Progress 2050 explains the shift in demographics in North Carolina.

By Progress 2050 | Tuesday, May 8, 2012

House Republican Cuts for Kids by the Numbers

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.

By Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Protecting Wasteful Military Spending at All Costs

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.

By Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Max Hoffman | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Real Hunger Games

House Republicans stealthily cut nutrition assistance as they reject revenues from the Buffett Rule as paltry, write Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon.

By Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012

Melissa Dunn and Aisha Moodie-Mills examine the state of gay and transgender communities of color in 2012.

By Melissa Dunn and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills | Friday, April 13, 2012

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell explain how communities of color were hit particularly hard by the Great Recession in 2007 and how they're still struggling as the economy recovers.

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, and Jane Farrell | Thursday, April 12, 2012

House Republicans Open New Front in the War on Women

Katie Wright charts how the House-passed Republican budget guts federal programs supporting women and children.

By Katie Wright | Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Maryland’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley examine how Maryland’s growing communities of color and immigrants are impacting the state’s economy and electorate in advance of the April 3 primary.

By Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Maria Kelley | Monday, April 2, 2012