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Issue: The Fifth Category

Issue number: 7

There is much to fear in the right's comfort with radicalism, but little to envy. Read more

Departments

In the health-care reform debate, the insurance lobby is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Read more

Departments

In recent years, there has been a growing effort to revamp our poverty definition. Read more

Special Report

Racial barriers continue to hold back millions of Americans -- and our economy. Read more

Special Report

We need to update our social contract for the real lives of working families in a brutal economy. Read more

Special Report

After a decade of economic change and fresh thinking, it's time for a new national effort to fight poverty. Read more

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The classroom is where poor and middle-class kids should meet -- to the benefit of both. Read more

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Is D.C. the only place in America not affected by the downturn? Read more

Departments

Departments

Can Mayor Bloomberg pay people to do the right thing? Read more

Special Report

Why has helping the single, childless workers become the darling of poverty policy? Read more

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It's still hard for politicians to speak clearly about the poorest Americans. Read more

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There will never be a post-racial America if the wealth gap persists. Read more

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Neighborhood-based approaches can succeed, if they're part of a broader urban strategy. Read more

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Britain's national goal of reducing child poverty was a political success. Did it work? Read more

Special Report

Western Europe is being transformed by immigrants from the Islamic world. But they are not the enemy within. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The "values" of the largest private-sector employer in the U.S. are shaping our national economy -- and that's a very bad thing. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

A party of professionals and young voters risks becoming a party that overlooks the core economic crisis facing American workers. Read more

Columns

A second stimulus could help states avoid layoffs, program cuts, and tax hikes. Read more

Columns

When police become immigration enforcers, everybody loses. Read more

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