Welfare

Getting Jobbed

Getting Jobbed

Virginia Sole-Smith

Co-published with Harper's MagazineTwenty years later, Bill Clinton's welfare reform is still making it harder for poor Americans to access a fundamental right: the right to assistance.

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic.  Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

The GOP’s Drug-Testing Dragnet

Isabel MacDonald

FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. Republicans and industry profiteers are targeting high school students, welfare applicants and the unemployed.