If a plan allowing states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing comes to fruition, it will be a win for conservatives seeking ways to curb the safety net program.
Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net. (The explanations might surprise you.)
What both the Chinese government’s one-child policy and the U.S.’ no-more-child policy have in common is that both totally disregard the intelligence, the moral agency, and the bodily integrity of women.
Democrats, here are eight principles to guide you in the coming showdown over the fiscal cliff.
Something interesting happens when hardworking, fiscally minded Americans find themselves on the public dole: They resent the government that lends a hand and feel guilty for accepting help. A major article from The New York Times documents the anxiety, frustration and confusion of a growing class of dependent Americans.Hardworking, fiscally minded Americans feel guilty when they land on the public dole. A New York Times article documents the frustration of a growing class of dependent Americans.
I wish Mitt Romney's cavalier dismissal of poverty in America could be chalked up as just another gaffe, but it's much worse than that.
Taken out of context, it doesn't come as a total surprise, and that's the problem for Romney. It's not the kind of sound bite the trust fund candidate wants on the record.
A close reading of the new health care legislation, which will conveniently take effect in 2014 after the next presidential election, is deeply depressing.