Mara Pellittieri

Mara Pellittieri

Mara Pellittieri is the deputy editor of TalkPoverty.org.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018
Teacher Strikes Are About More Than Salaries. And They’re Not Over.
When I tell stories about the two years I spent as a public school teacher, I instinctively glance at my hands. I’ve learned to cover for it by stretching my arms out in front of me like I’m winding up to pitch, or sliding my hands into my pockets to strike my most casual conversational pose. What...
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"These contracts will have volume requirements that smaller farms will not be able to meet, but they’ll open the door wide to America’s “Big Ag” lobbyists—including those with close ties to Trump’s Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue." (Photo: RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Yes, Replacing Food Stamps With a Blue Apron-Style Delivery System Is As Bad As It Sounds
Yesterday, the Trump administration released its fiscal year 2019 budget . For the most part, it’s similar to last year’s proposal: massive cuts to safety net programs, a big boost in military spending, and very Trump-ed up estimates of economic growth. But this year, tucked into the Department of...
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Sunday, July 23, 2017
Paul Ryan Doesn’t Like It When We’re Angry
Last week, Speaker of the House and all-around nice guy Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a video and a statement asking Americans to be more civil to one another. It was part of a push for legislation that Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) introduced a month ago to make July 12 a National Day of Civility. The...
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