Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann

Greg Kaufmann is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and Editor of TalkPoverty.org.

Articles by this author

Views
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
GOP Leadership and Violence Against Native Women
My question for Congress was and has always been: why did you not protect me, or my family? Why is my life, and the life of so many other Native American women, less important?”       —Deborah Parker, vice chairwoman, Tulalip Tribes, April 25, 2012.
Read more
Views
Friday, December 07, 2012
Older, Eager, and Unemployed: When Even Santa Can’t Get a Job
In May 2012, Richard Crowe was laid off when the steel mill where he had worked for thirty-four years was shut down. He’d worked there since graduating from high school. New ownership filed for bankruptcy. “The judge threw the workers’ contract out, the owners walked away with $20 million, and we got nothing,” says Crowe, who is 54, and lives in eastern Ohio.
Read more
Views
Sunday, December 02, 2012
This Week in Poverty: A Wake-Up Call on Housing and Homelessness
“They tweet and they titter. They chat and they chitter. But the bear snores on.”       —from Bear Snores On
Read more
Views
Friday, November 02, 2012
Romney Declines as Obama Answers Poverty Questions
Three months ago, anticipating that the media and presidential campaigns wouldn’t focus on the struggles of the poor and near poor in a substantive way, TheNation.com kicked off a new campaign: “#TalkPoverty: Questions for Obama and Romney.”
Read more
Views
Friday, October 26, 2012
Bigger Than Big Foot: Paul Ryan's Mythological Poverty Policies
“What’s really at work here is the spirit of the Lord,” would-be Vice President Paul Ryan said in a speech on poverty and upward mobility before conservative Ohioan churchgoers on Wednesday.
Read more
Views
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The Streak Continues: 2008–12, Will Anyone #TalkPoverty?
There are 46 million people living in poverty—on less than $18,000 a year for a family of three. 20 million live in deep poverty—surviving on less than $9,000 annually for a family of three. And there are now over 16 million children in poverty—22 percent of all kids—making them our nation’s poorest age group.
Read more
Views
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
In Between Debates, More Questions from Families for Obama and Romney
The streak is alive!
Read more
Views
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
#TalkPoverty: Thirteen Questions for the First Presidential Debate
A few months ago, anticipating that the presidential campaigns would fail to focus in any substantive way on the record levels of poverty now plaguing the country, The Nation kicked off a campaign to push the candidates to think and talk about this issue.
Read more
Views
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Invisibles in Mississippi and the US
Before there was Clinton-Gingrich Welfare Reform in 1996 there was Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice’s “Work First” pilot program in 1995. That year, the Clinton Administration granted the Republican governor a waiver to implement a new work requirement in six counties that Fordice claimed would result in 50 percent of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients getting off welfare and into jobs within three years.
Read more
Views
Friday, September 21, 2012
Demonizing Those Kicked Hardest by a Failed Economic System
This is the fourth post in TheNation.com's #TalkPoverty series—an effort to push a deeper conversation about poverty into the mainstream political debate.
Read more

Pages