The supplemental poverty measure shows how food stamps, and other government assistance programs have impacted the lives of citizens. (Flickr/ncreedplayer)

What If We Had Measured #Poverty Differently for the Past 50 Years? | CityLab

The Census’ Supplemental Poverty Measure paints a different picture of the poor and the social safety net.

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan announced defeat at the hands of the “war on poverty“—a war his predecessor Lyndon Johnson had waged since 1967. InThe Atlantic the year after, Nicholas Lemann explained why all anti-poverty programs need not be as “ill-fated” as the ones spearheaded over those decades.

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Here Are 5 Takeaways From The Harper’s Anti-Clinton Story

By Sam Levine

October 19, 2014

In the November issue of Harper’s magazine, Doug Henwood argues that Hillary Clinton, if elected president, would do little to assuage liberals’ disappointment in President Barack Obama. This is how Henwood sums up the case for Hillary’s candidacy in 2016: “She has experience, she’s a woman, and it’s her turn.” But, he says, “it’s hard to find any political substance in her favor.”

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