poor people

  • August 9, 2012  

    In a new ad, the Romney campaign targets ‘welfare-to-work’ programs and inflexibility for state changes to federal programs. Judy Woodruff talks to Georgetown University’s Peter Edelman and Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector about welfare reform and the criticisms and proposals coming out of the campaign trail. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Presidential candidates have loaded recent stump speeches with references to wealth, taxes and “the very poor.” Jeffrey Brown explores the role of poverty this election year with Lawrence Mead of New York University, Angela Glover Blackwell of the advocacy group PolicyLink and Barbara Perry of the University of Virginia. Continue reading