Conservative groups have pushed lawmakers to make the bill tougher.
We are currently a deeply divided nation. In fact, the depth of our current divisions is probably one of the few things on
It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that successfully leaves some progressively minded people afraid.
According to the UC Berkeley Labor Center, manufacturing production wages now rank in the bottom half of all jobs in the
House Speaker Paul Ryan in an NPR interview Monday acknowledged that the poor are victims of our economic system. The interview sounds reasonable, almost soothing, until you examine what Ryan is really saying.
If policy makers and analysts were to spend more time with poor kids and their families, I strongly believe that they would
In short, our welfare system ensures that work carries financial risk instead of financial reward -- something that goes against the very core of what most Americans believe, and against the things that make us feel valued as human beings.
Clinton touted the supposed benefits of the law this week.
Journalist Thomas Frank has written several books, as well as founded the magazine The Baffler. His newest book, Listen, Liberal: Or, Whatever Happened to the Party of the People? seeks to understand why Democrats have moved away from addressing inequality over the past few decades.
In their new working paper, though, Dhaval M. Dave, Hope Corman, and Nancy Reichman have found perhaps some of the most surprising results of welfare reform -- that it increased women's voting participation from 1990 to 2004.
As first lady, Clinton helped corral votes for the law.
Once again, Hillary's husband's legacy when it comes to blacks has been thoroughly photoshopped, given his virtual destruction of welfare while he was POTUS.
A battle between a fiercely progressive presidential candidate and an only slightly less fiercely progressive presidential
President Obama included in his budget an important initiative to strengthen the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
Team Hillary clearly wants to pigeon-hole Sanders on one side of the debate hoping to isolate him from Black and Latino voters. But her strategy is likely to fail. As minority voters get to know Sanders better, his message is likely to erode Hillary's support.