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Why is Chipotle Off the Hook?

Why is Chipotle Off the Hook?

Helaine Olen

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with The Atlantic. Fast-casual restaurants may appeal to yuppies, but for workers they're hardly different from McDonald's.

The End of Abortion Access

The End of Abortion Access

Jody Rogac

PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with MSNBC (excerpt). In huge swaths of conservative America, abortion services have become less and less available. Here are the faces of the people still doing this dangerous work—and the faces of their opponents.

Luxury Doomsday Shelters

Luxury Doomsday Shelters

Lynn Parramore

FEATURE | NEWS

Co-published with ViceCompanies are building hideouts designed to survive the end of the world—but only for the superrich.

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.

Class Struggles

Class Struggles

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Pacific Standard. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. School choice is tough for even the savviest parent. For immigrants, it can be hell.

The Epicenter for Get-Rich-Quick Schemes

The Epicenter for Get-Rich-Quick Schemes

Alice Hines

FEATURE

Co-published with Talking Points Memo. Multi-level marketing has taken Utah by storm, but for these companies to be successful, their associates have to ignore reality and enter a fantasy land.

 

Hypereducated and on Welfare

Hypereducated and on Welfare

Alissa Quart

FEATURE

Co-published with Elle. Like hundreds of thousands of others with advanced educations, Brianne Bolin barely makes enough to feed herself and her son.

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

The Rise of Extreme Daycare

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Pacific Standard. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. More Americans are working late-night and early-morning hours. Who's looking after their kids?

Who Takes Care of the Nanny’s Kids?

Who Takes Care of the Nanny’s Kids?

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with The Nation with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. When only US wages can support families in the Global South, parents and children divide to survive.

My Life as a Retail Worker

My Life as a Retail Worker

Joseph Williams

FEATURE | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic. After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.

An Easier Path to College Credit

An Easier Path to College Credit

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Leila Yusuf is an immigrant who fled to the United States 19 years ago, during the civil war in Somalia. She’s 37 years old, has three children, and works as a shuttle bus driver in Washington, 20 miles south of Seattle. She longs for a “better job, better life” where she can make more than the minimum wage.

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.

It's Women's War on Poverty

It's Women's War on Poverty

Barbara Ehrenreich

FEATURE

Co-published with Creative Time ReportsWhile women’s responsibilities have grown both inside and outside of the house, their pay has not.

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. The new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiency.

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Nona Willis Aronowitz

FEATURE

Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in favor of a small but significant change: Raising the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour.

Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets

Gary Rivlin

MULTIMEDIA | FEATURE

Co-published with The Atavist, excerpted on Mother Jones. Tony Davis was 18 when he took another boy's life in a drive-by shooting. Now he's a middle-aged man worthy of redemption.

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.