By any reasonable definition, the number is three times greater than our political and media classes are willing to acknowledge.
The Agriculture Department proposes adding tougher work requirements.
One in seven Americans is among the world's poorest 10 percent, and more than half are living paycheck to paycheck.
No matter how discouraging things seem right now, we must remember that there are certain basic values and principles that unite us.
The New York Times Magazine takes readers on a sensational 6,000-word tour of trauma, complete with cringe-worthy language and compassionless photographs.
While much of the world faces deepening poverty, a tiny handful of people have increased their wealth by more than $1 trillion.
Over 40 percent of Virginians struggle to get by—a problem made worse by voter suppression and military-first spending priorities.
Convenience stores and small groceries find themselves in the crosshairs; one New York grocer is losing over 35 percent of his business.
Wealth is more concentrated now than it was in John D. Rockefeller's day.
"We have two hurricanes," says the Rev. William Barber about the recent storm. "The hurricane of poverty and lack of health care and lack of living wages that existed prior to the storm, and then we have the storm."