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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

New Highway Bill Leaves Bumps in the Road

Donna Cooper breaks down the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act and explains why the bill’s title is a misnomer.

by Donna Cooper | Monday, July 2, 2012

Increasing the Effectiveness and Efficiency of Existing Public Investments in Early Childhood Education

book_alt2 icon Report Donna Cooper and Kristina Costa examine the benefits of early childhood education programs and discuss ways to enhance and improve the existing federally supported early childhood education system.

by Donna Cooper and Kristina Costa | Friday, June 1, 2012

Auditing the Cost of the Virginia Tech Massacre

book_alt2 icon Report Anthony Green and Donna Cooper examine the financial costs of this tragic spree killing and make recommendations for curbing gun violence.

by Anthony Green and Donna Cooper | Thursday, April 12, 2012

Interactive Map: House Republicans’ Latest Assault on Nutrition Assistance

cursor icon Interactive A map from Donna Cooper shows the effects of the new House budget proposal's cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

by Donna Cooper | Monday, March 26, 2012

House Republicans Want to Punish the Poor

Donna Cooper calculates the Ryan budget’s proposed cuts mean more than 8 billion fewer meals for our poorest families as well as 184,000 fewer jobs for American workers.

by Donna Cooper | Monday, March 26, 2012

Interactive Map: How Cuts in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Affect Your State

cursor icon Interactive Map from Donna Cooper reveals the effects of reducing spending in the program, including jobs lost and fewer meals on the table.

by Donna Cooper | Monday, March 19, 2012

What’s wrong with Fishtown?

Donna Cooper reviews Charles Murray's new book while explaining that his example of Fishtown isn't the best way to discuss our economic failure.

by Donna Cooper | Monday, February 27, 2012

Putting Big Oil Subsidies to Work

Donna Cooper, Richard Caperton, Kate Gordon, and Daniel J. Weiss detail a plan to redirect billions of dollars in giveaways to Big Oil toward building infrastructure to put Americans back on the job.

by Donna Cooper, Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Meeting the Infrastructure Imperative

book_alt2 icon Report Donna Cooper takes a look at our nation's infrastructure spending needs, and explains how we can pay for them and put Americans back to work.

by Donna Cooper | Thursday, February 16, 2012

Seven Fatal Flaws in the House Highway Bill

Donna Cooper lists the many shortcomings of the House leadership’s infrastructure bill and explains why it fails to meet our transportation needs.

by Donna Cooper | Thursday, February 9, 2012

Will Congress Block Infrastructure Spending?

Donna Cooper expects congressional Republicans to block the president’s latest call for infrastructure spending to boost jobs and improve our economic competitiveness.

by Donna Cooper | Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Not Fixing Our Infrastructure, Not Creating Jobs

Donna Cooper details why legislation that would rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create hundreds of thousands of jobs was blocked because of partisanship over patriotism.

by Donna Cooper | Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Infographic: House Appropriations Bill Ignores the Other 99 Percent

New appropriations bill eliminates funding for programs that struggling families need, write Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach.

by Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, October 13, 2011

Interactive Map: Costs of Hunger

cursor icon Interactive Donna Cooper tallies up what chronic hunger costs us in each state.

by Donna Cooper | Wednesday, October 5, 2011