ANITA SNOW / The Associated PressFeb 24, 2020
Droves of immigrants, including citizens and legal residents, drop social services out of fear they will be kicked out of the U.S. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
AMY TAXIN / The Associated PressFeb 22, 2019
David and Louise Turpin will spend at least 25 years in prison each. The children had described being beaten, starved and put in cages. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
DAVID SHARP / The Associated PressFeb 18, 2018
“If the president ... did away with that funding, I have no idea how we’d survive in the winter,” says a Maine diabetic who is on disability after losing part of a foot to infection. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Robert Reich / TruthdigJan 31, 2018
Fresh off passing massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, Republicans want to use the deficit they’ve created to justify huge cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Eric Ortiz / TruthdigApr 12, 2016
The ruling class of America has been effective at labeling anti-poverty programs as a black phenomenon, even though the majority of people who benefit from government assistance are white. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 26, 2013
An author claims countries with effective social programs and labor unions harbor content citizens; Pope Francis excommunicates a Catholic priest for favoring gay rights; and can you count how many lies Obama told in his U.N. speech? These discoveries and more after the jump. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigAug 31, 2013
There is a strong connection between scarce resources and cognition: The more a person struggles financially, the less he or she can channel brain processes to completing other tasks. When you can't make ends meet, the weight of worry occupies a large portion of the mind. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigMar 13, 2013
Rep. Paul Ryan has figured out a way to balance the budget: Give corporations and wealthy people tax breaks they don't need while aggressively cutting health and social programs that middle and lower-income Americans do. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 23, 2013
On March 1, the $85 billion collection of budget cuts known as the sequester could wipe out federal programs at such varied places as national parks, the Pentagon and the FBI. Hidden among those cuts are reductions in services that are crucial to Americans' everyday lives -- education, health care and jobs. The Guardian tells us what to expect. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 5, 2013
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists consider the fiscal cliff deal and the issues it left untouched: the debt ceiling and the threat of “reform” to social services. They also dissect the re-election of John Boehner as speaker of the House as well as the FTC’s decision on Google and antitrust and anti-competition laws. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
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