April 29, 2013 -
Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), now president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, claims that unauthorized immigrants are a burden on the social safety net -- but the numbers don't bear that out.
March 22, 2013 -
The U.S. House and Senate are advancing very different plans for the 2014 federal budget. One represents a balanced approach that includes new revenues, while the other gives tax cuts to the wealthiest Americans and cuts public investments that help the most vulnerable.
March 21, 2013 -
Multiemployer health care plans bargained by unions should have been a model for U.S. health care reform, but the Affordable Care Act tilts the playing field against them.
November 12, 2012 -
Amid all the talk of a "New South," the region remains plagued by the old problems of entrenched poverty and racism.
September 20, 2012 -
Under the Affordable Care Act, racial and ethnic differentials in health insurance coverage are poised to shrink due to the extension of coverage to hundreds of thousands of individuals and families, particularly through the Medicaid expansion.
August 15, 2012 -
Morally, leaving our poorest fellow citizens uninsured while we move forward with tax credits to help make coverage more affordable for middle-class families is unthinkable for most of us -- but expansion also makes sense financially.
July 13, 2012 -
The Affordable Care Act, called "Obamacare" by its opponents, provides for an expansion of the joint federal-state health care program for the poor. But many Southern governors say they will reject that expansion -- even though it would benefit their states' economies.