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Cutting Food Stamps Is Just Bad Policy

Even as a string of recent studies reveal the damaging effect of poverty on children, both Democrats and Republicans seek to cut food stamps, which have been shown to help alleviate poverty.

Even as a string of recent studies reveal the damaging effect of poverty on children, both Democrats and Republicans seek to cut food stamps, which have been shown to help alleviate poverty.

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Repealing Welfare Family Cap Laws a Common Goal for Some Pro- and Anti-Choice Groups

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and "pro-life" groups.

Welfare reform family caps punish the poor for having children. Repealing such laws sometimes creates common ground for pro-choice and “pro-life” groups.

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Brownback’s Faux-Life Reality: Kansas Kids Denied a Place—and a Future—at the Table of Privilege

I am concerned that despite the nation avoiding a Romney Presidency, his fiscal pursuits are alive and well and are being implemented in red states across the nation. The poorest citizens of those states will bear the burden of these policies. No one should go hungry, while others dine at the table of privilege.

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Brownback, The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, Attacks Single Mothers and the Poor

Governor Brownback , like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, speaks about goals such as reducing childhood poverty while passing laws that actually deepen poverty throughout the state.

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In Kansas, A Public Conference Reveals Deep Contempt for the Poor and for Women

What young women need (beyond the obvious need for greater access to low cost birth control and improved sex education in schools) is a boost to their self-esteem, mentors, and to be told that they possess greatness within themselves beyond what can be obtained by any man, babies, money, drugs or alcohol. They sure don’t need the condescending and biased advice of Sam Brownback and the Heritage Foundation.

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Census Data Show Dramatic Rise in Poverty Among African-American Children in Nation’s Capital

New Census data released this month show a “breathtaking” rise in poverty among African-American children in the nation’s capital.  Three out of 10 children in the District of Columbia were living in poverty last year, according to the Washington Post

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(Video) Rachel Maddow on Andre Bauer’s “Stray Animals”

For those of you who haven’t yet heard the quote, South Carolina Lt. Governor Andre Bauer, recently compared poor children receiving free lunches to “stray animals” who “breed” because of all that good food. Rachel Maddow has the goods.

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