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Obama administration to subsidize internet access for poor families

Obama administration to subsidize internet access for poor families

By Jae Wasson
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Technology | Low-income families who can’t afford internet access at home will get subsidized access from the government under a program President Barack Obama unveiled…

Urban mission

By Timothy Meinch
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Amy Writing Awards | A new downtown home for a suburban megachurch in Des Moines, Iowa. An award of outstanding merit winner

Forecasting Pope Francis on climate change

By Daniel James Devine
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Environment | The pontiff’s not-yet-released encyclical on the environment has already stirred debate among Catholics. Here’s what it might say.

Looking for poverty solutions that actually work

By Julie Borg
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Research | In the 50 years since Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty and envisioned the Great Society, American taxpayers have spent a whopping $22 trillion dollars…

The O’Malley factor

By Cal Thomas
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Campaign 2016 | Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as…

Yes, feed the homeless. But how?

By Marvin Olasky
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Homelessness | The battle goes on in dozens of cities. On one side stand those who for humanitarian, religious, or ideological reasons hand out free food to homeless folks.

UN reports reduction in world hunger

By Heather Bridges
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Poverty | UN food agencies say statistics from a recent report bode well for hunger eradication. But other relief organizations say the problem runs deeper than the…

Arizona enacts nation’s tightest welfare restrictions

By Evan Wilt
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Poverty | Arizona lawmakers have restricted federally funded welfare benefits to the narrowest time window in the nation. The restrictions apply to Temporary Assistance…

More on our tangled welfare net

More on our tangled welfare net

By Marvin Olasky
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Welfare | Several readers have wanted to know more about the plight of the family whose story is the basis for a recent book—Andrea Campbell’s Trapped in America’s

Gates Foundation pushes permanent contraception

By Kiley Crossland
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Family | An Oregon gynecologist is developing a nonsurgical method of permanent contraception with a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

A laboratory for failed liberal policies

By Cal Thomas
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Cities | Attorney General Loretta Lynch has announced a Justice Department investigation to determine whether the Baltimore Police Department’s practices are…

World Bank, faith-based NGOs join forces on anti-poverty mission

By James Bruce
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Poverty | Religious leaders and presidents of faith-based organizations have signed a joint statement pledging to work to eliminate extreme poverty. This month’s…

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