Category Archives: Politics

Op-Ed: “Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half”

Dylan Matthews, Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half, Vox, October 26, 2017. [The American Family Act of 2017 would dramatically expand the child tax credit.]

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Op-Ed: “Ivanka Trump’s Child Tax Credit is a Ploy to Pass Tax Cuts for the Rich”

Katie Hamm, Ivanka Trump’s Child Tax Credit is a Ploy to Pass Tax Cuts for the Rich, Talk Poverty, October 26, 2017. [One thing is clear, “[the] credit is clearly designed to help make the Trump tax plan…more politically palatable.”]

Op-Ed: “Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists”

Frances Lee, Why I’ve Started to Fear My Fellow Social Justice Activists, Yes! Magazine, October 13, 2017. [“We are alienating each other with unrestrained callouts and unchecked self-righteousness. Here’s how that can stop.”

Op-Ed: “Why is ‘Affordable’ Housing So Expensive to Build”

Joe Cortright, Why is ‘Affordable’ Housing So Expensive to Build, City Lab, October 19, 2017. [As costs keep rising, it’s becoming harder and harder for governments to subsidize like they’ve done in the past.]

Op-Ed: “America’s affordable-housing stock dropped by 60 percent from 2010 to 2016”

Tracy Jan, America’s affordable-housing stock dropped by 60 percent from 2010 to 2016,The Washington Post, October 23, 2017. [“The number of apartments deemed affordable for very low-income families across the United States fell by more than 60 percent between 2010 and 2016”]

Op-Ed: “The Big Picture: Unequal America”

Michelle Jackson, David B. Grusky, The Big Picture: Unequal America, Public Books, October 24, 2017. [“[The] 12th installment of “The Big Picture” a public symposium on what’s at stake in Trump’s America…”]

Op-Ed: “America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low”

Annie Lowrey, America’s Child-Poverty Rate Has Hit a Record Low, The Atlantic, October 5, 2017. [“It fell thanks to government policies, not the expansion of the economy…”]

Op-Ed: “The GOP House Budget: Another Assault on People in Poverty”

John Bouman, The GOP House Budget: Another Assault on People in Poverty, The Shriver Brief. [“The evidence is crystal clear: The federal safety net is working.”]

Op-Ed: “The Safety Net is Crucial for Kids”

Chad Stone, The Safety Net is Crucial for Kids, U.S. News, October 13, 2017. [“Government programs like tax credits and SNAP are proven to lower childhood poverty rates.”]

New Article: “Time’s up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children”

Michael Hiltzik, Time’s up: As CHIP expires unrenewed, Congress blows a chance to save healthcare for 9 million children, LA Times, September 29, 2017. [“Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price voted twice against expanding CHIP as a Georgia state legislator.”]