Poverty

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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…

Midwest approaches

Midwest approaches

By Daniel James Devine
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Politics | Republicans have taken over governors’ offices throughout the Midwest. What have they done to battle poverty?

A better 2016 agenda

By Cal Thomas
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Politics | “In your heart you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who announced…

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

Poor whites need Jesus and justice too

By Anthony Bradley
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Religion | Evangelicals tend to focus on urban minorities instead of the largest percentage of Americans living under the poverty line

Independent action

Independent action

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | Baptists, poverty-fighting, and slavery in early America

Is advocating for marriage a lost cause?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, urges policy-makers to recognize the role two-parent families play in ending the cycle of poverty

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