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.
Melissa Boteach details the many ways in which Mitt Romney would harm poor and middle-class Americans alike in order to give the wealthy an even larger slice of the pie.
Melissa Boteach compares the former governor’s tax plan for America with his proposed spending cuts to struggling families.
Racial drama from the presidential campaign seems never ending. At the center is government benefits programs. Rick Santorum was clearly caught on video connecting a general discussion about benefits solely to African Americans. Now Santorum is saying that he didn't make the comment at all, it just sounded like he did, and by the way...
Desmond Brown details 10 reasons why reducing poverty by building a stronger middle class helps Americans of all income levels.
David Madland and Nick Bunker parse the latest figures to show states with weak unions also share another trait—a weak middle class.
Araceli Ruano and Rebecca Friendly discuss a bill making its way through the state legislature that could help more low-income Californians receive the benefits they need.
House Speaker John Boehner should take a close look at how his debt limit deal would hurt his own district by cutting much needed programs for low-income families, write Melissa Boteach and Jessica Liu.
Melissa Boteach shows how the House GOP budget cuts hit our neediest Americans the hardest.
House Republicans' irresponsible deficit reduction would imperil economic recovery and exacerbate poverty and inequality, writes Melissa Boteach.