Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with Peter Edelman, a former adviser in Bill Clinton's administration, to discuss poverty and welfare reform. [Transcript added.]
“The Clintons were not the black favorites in 1992,” he explains.
VIDEO: Black Lives Matter Protester Demands Hillary Clinton Account for 1990s 'Superpredator' Remark
A courageous Black Lives Matter activist named Ashley Williams interrupted a private fundraiser by Hillary Clinton in Charleston, S.C., to ask why the Democratic presidential candidate called black children "superpredators" in a speech she gave during her husband's presidential administration.
As House Budget Committee chairman in the 1990s, Republican presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who has claimed to be a friend of the working poor and a foe of Hillary Clinton, worked with the Clintons to throw Americans off welfare.
“It seems that we—black people—are her winning card,” writes Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” at The Nation. “And it seems we’re eager to get played. Again.”
Jeff Cohen, media scholar at Ithaca College and founder of the watchdog group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, reviews Clinton's history of "progressivism" and laughs.
The world is watching to see if the anti-austerity party Syriza can turn things around for Greece Success may inspire hope in the economically desperate across the globe -- and fear among the elites Success may inspire hope in the economically desperate across the globe—and fear among the elites.
Bill Clinton is typically described as the empathetic, feel-your-pain guy. But his greatest political skill may be as a formulator of arguments -- the explainer in chief.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Bill Clinton ripping Mitt Romney and details on the extremist views of the victor of Tuesday's GOP Senate primary in Missouri.
Although the recession has increased demand for social programs such as food stamps, welfare rolls have not kept pace with the drastic increase in human misery. Long story short: Welfare reform, launched 15 years ago in a booming economy, broke the system … (more)