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Hunger in the Time of COVID

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On July 12, 2020
This photo essay of hunger in New York is a powerful document to what this all has really meant for the poor. I may not be living my best life right now and sure, it sucks. But for millions of Americans, this has tipped the balance off of barely making it and squarely onto homelessness […]
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Tennessee Republicans seem nice: Nashville Public Radio reported over the weekend that the Tennessee legislature is finalizing legislation that would add work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program, kicking at least 3,700 Tennessee workers off their health care. The state’s Republican leaders appear to have no qualms about taking health insurance away from Tennesseans who […]
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Mother’s Day

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On May 14, 2017
As another Mother’s Day winds down, here’s a reminder that the real way we treat our mothers is allowing poor mothers to die in childbirth, forcing them to live in poverty, don’t provide state-supported child care (thanks Nixon!), deny mothers parental and sick leave, and basically allow our mothers and thus their children to suffer […]
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New Mexico’s Poverty

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On April 5, 2016
New Mexico has a new tourism campaign that is, um, somewhat more successful than the laughable tourism campaign disaster of my state of Rhode Island. But of course New Mexico has become a playground for wealthy white people that travel there in the midst of (and sometimes because of) endemic poverty among the Native American […]
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