In the past two years, the social safety net has helped more Americans than any time in a generation. So why are so many people trying to tear it to shreds?
I've been fasting for 15 days in solidarity with the hung
In 1993 -- nearly 20 years ago -- I went on a water only fast to protest the lack of conscience of the U.S. Congress towards hungry people.
- Because I am an evangelical Christian and the root of the word "evangelical" is found in the opening statement of Jesus in Luke 4, where Christ says he has come to bring "good news (
The extreme budget cuts proposed to critical programs that save the lives, dignity, and future of poor and vulnerable people have crossed the line.
The current budget and deficit debate in America is now dominating the daily headlines. There is even talk of shutting down the government if the budget-cutters don't get their way.
Congress is working on the federal budget for the rest of the fiscal year 2011.
President Obama released his budget proposal Monday, officially staking his position in what
House Republicans announced a plan yesterday to cut $43 billion in domestic spend