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Politicians Ignore the Working Poor at Their Peril
Originally Posted: 11/13/2012 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Politicians are ignoring the poor. Eric Sapp writes for The Huffington Post: In recent years, there has been a trend in politics away from any mention of the po ...

What Is Left Unsaid in This Campaign
Originally Posted: 11/01/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

How can it be that the Holy Bible refers to helping the poor and vulnerable more than 2,000 times, yet two professing Christians running for president of the United States disregard this unholy scourge? ...

Cornell West and Tavis Smiley on America's New Working Poor
Originally Posted: 05/02/2012 - 12:41pm | Type: Blog

From  Salon  yesterday: Last Friday, the U.S. Government announced that 7.2 percent of Americans in the labor force earn so little that they are living in poverty. Reuters noted that the percentage of the working poor is the highest in at lea ...

Sale Cereal
Originally Posted: 01/23/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

She bit her bottom lip first, then lifted her gaze to my unassuming face. When she started looking at me softly, like I was some sort of oft-beaten puppy, I knew what was coming. “I’m so sorry,” she whispered ...