During the Great Depression, unemployment hovered around 20 percent. Many neighborhoods now face levels twice that, six years into the supposed recovery.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka writes about how approaching politics requires an abundant worldview if you want to achieve shared prosperity.
A poll just released depicts a city that is losing faith in its basic public institutions, from the police to the mayor's office.
Instead of a life lived in dignity, many senior citizens have to scrimp, accept charitable hand-outs, and decide whether to pay for medicine or go hungry.
Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?
Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.
Cruz's tax proposal would hit working families, retired persons on fixed incomes and the poor very hard.
It was corporate decisions and pro-corporate government policies that led our city's children into catastrophe.
"If Silicon Valley were a country, it'd be sixth in the world in GDP per capita."
"The poor you have with you always." Jesus is said to have spoken these words, but he certainly didn't mean that his followers should aim to keep it that way.