What lunch shaming tells us about how we think about poor people

Mar 10, 2020
The way we talk about poverty and the the people living in it could be getting in the way of solving inequality. One example? Lunch shaming.
Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles.
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The Export-Import Bank gets a congressional reprieve

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Oct 28, 2015
But why was this small agency that doesn't cost the government anything a target?

Big business may try to downplay Eric Cantor's defeat

Jun 11, 2014
A look at what Eric Cantor's defeat means for the business community.

Business groups change up their political giving

Nov 11, 2013
After last month’s government shutdown and brinkmanship regarding raising the nation’s borrowing limit, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving.

Debt limit fight put business community at odds with Tea Party

Oct 18, 2013
The business community helped elect some Tea Party Republicans to Congress -- and they weren't happy with the shutdown and debt ceiling fight.

Debt talks in disarray

Oct 15, 2013
How a deal that delays the debt ceiling fight until Jan. 15 sets up a new fight on the sequester.

The IRS's embarrassment creates free advertising for conservative groups

May 17, 2013
Revelations the IRS gave extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status has raised their profile, and for some, their fundraising.

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Politics, money and power: Inside the IRS' targeting of conservative social welfare groups

May 14, 2013
The IRS is now facing a criminal investigation over its targeting of conservative groups that applied for tax exempt status.

The "spring break" president?

Oct 17, 2012
New attack ad from a Tea Party PAC says Obama is the one who's out of touch with Americans

Lasting legacy of Occupy Wall Street remains unclear

Sep 14, 2012
Social movements come and go -- will Occupy Wall Street be one that lasts? Or has it already dissipated? Also, listen to letters that Occupiers wrote to financial institutions.
An Occupy Wall Street banner is seen in Union Square at the end of a march from Zuccotti Park to Union Square on in New York City.
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