• A Bipartisan War on Inequality

    The Earned Income Tax Credit encourages work, reduces poverty and improves family outcomes. Unless you’re childless.   Read More

  • The Minimum Wage Riddle

    Would a $15 federal minimum wage increase the well-being of low income Americans or put them out of work?   Read More

  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • The Violence in Our Backyard

    Between 2015 and 2018, the U.S. spent $2.6 billion on foreign assistance to Central America. Still, the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are among the deadliest places on earth. Governments are...   Read More

  • No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Where Will the Teachers Live?

    When Senator Kamala Harris, (D-CA), introduced the Rent Relief Act last week, she quickly got lots of love on Twitter from America’s millions of cash-strapped renters. Across the country more than 21 million people (half...   Read More

  • Remaking Federal Family Planning Policy

    Milk, diapers, babysitters, sneakers, school supplies, braces — children are expensive. In 2015 it was estimated that the average family spent $233,610 raising a child from birth to age 17. When those expenses, which take...   Read More

  • The Color of Money

    The Great Society was a set of social policy reforms spearheaded by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964 with the goal of eliminating poverty and racial injustice. Yet, economic disparities between blacks and whites remain...   Read More

  • Food Fight

    There’s going to be a food fight in Congress this month. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is up for renewal, and Republicans and Democrats in the House have opposing...   Read More