Of those receiving government help in the form of food stamps or the SNAP program, 76 percent are children, disabled, or elderly.
I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.
It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.
Well, when it comes to Medicaid expansion they just might be. I ask because, who in their right mind rejects billions of dollars in federal funding?
What should we be teaching people, most especially the youth about the holiday season?
In the wake of the two mass shootings this summer, some American physicians consider this country's gun violence a social disease.
Poverty is increasing in America. One factor is the prevalence of low-wage jobs. Some call it the Wal-Martization of America. Still, to others, it's class war.
The European Union's response to the economic chaos gripping the continent seems a combination of profound delusion, and what British a reporter called "sado-monetarism" -- endless cutbacks, savage austerity, and widespread layoffs.
"Contrary to the NY Times, residents of this community are not reconciled to life in the wilderness and we don't live in a forgotten wasteland."
On one level, April's hemispheric summit meeting was an old fashioned butt kicking for Washington's policies in the region.