Jobs Crisis Needs Drastic Action

Without jobs, people lose hope. Without hope, there is no future. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs this year in the aftermath of the Wall Street collapse. Good jobs continue to disappear. Millions of young people leaving high school and college this year...

Why Welfare Reform Fails its Recession Test

We all like to imagine that there’ll be something to stop our fall if we hit hard times. Mulugeta Yimer, for example, is a 56-year-old Alexandria cabdriver who escaped poverty and persecution in Ethiopia 20 years ago only to be clobbered by the recession....