Buried in Trump’s new federal budget is an idea that deserves to see the light of day – so people can see it for what it is: extravagant waste and bigotry.
Author Archive | Emily Cleath
When is half less than zero? When it’s the Pennsylvania state budget.
Twitter erupted recently over a tactless joke Pres. Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made about they’re being no free lunches. Here’s what has to happen next.
Twenty years ago, President Clinton and Congress ended cash assistance as we knew it. The thinking behind “welfare reform” was essentially this: the free ride is over.
We can’t pay for the government we really need if state lawmakers are unwilling to even pay for the government we have.
For many 13-year-old Jewish boys, the Bar Mitzvah is a weighty coming of age ceremony that they have long expected and prepared for. But Aaron Berger isn’t like most boys.
Earlier this month Just Harvest led a delegation to Washington, DC to urge our legislators to protect the federal food stamp program in the upcoming round of budget negotiations. What we encountered shocked us.
Will the real poverty rate please stand up? The standard figure – 15% – is now being recognized as only a snapshot of a moment in time and not a fully accurate measure of poverty in America.
Last summer, Sue Kerr of Pittsburgh Lesbian Correspondents shared with us her take on “bullies with buggies” – the phenomenon of “register rage” when people in grocery stores judge and condescend to someone paying with food stamps for what they have in their cart. Has anything changed since then?
What do low-income pet owners do when times are tough? One woman’s story conveys the pain of having to put a price tag on love.