Aided by a Republican Congress and bitterly divided Democratic Party, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act.
Mississippi, dominated by conservative politicians, has health care, income and economic disparities that embody the worst of the nation's ills.
Every fourteen minutes in 2009, hedge fund manager David Tepper made President Obama's annual salary.
The way out of this crisis is to stop blaming the victims and to make the wealthy culprits pay. It is irresponsible and immoral not to do so.
With the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the passing of Sargent Shriver, a foot soldier in the War on Poverty, recently, I have been reading about the early 1960s and listening to speeches by King and President Lyndon B. Johnson.
The story of a laid-off worker would have made a much better movie than this one, about three executives dealing with unemployment.
Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.
Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.
The days when Europeans believed that in America the streets are paved with gold are long over.
The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.