The New Yorker staff writer discusses her unpublished first novel, and why Americans are perennially obsessed with a good scam.
The rule would slash benefits for those families that do not quite meet the program's poverty threshold, but are still food insecure.
A new memo could have a chilling effect on both family-based immigration and participation in public-benefit programs.
An annual Federal Reserve Board report found that more Americans are financially secure in 2018. Most of them are white.
Amid attacks on several food security programs from the Trump administration, this proposed change could ignite yet another debate about where we draw the line.
A federal judge struck down work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky, but Republican state legislatures continue to pursue them around the country.
A new real-estate development in East Portland, Oregon, might provide a model for the rest of the country.
Without higher taxes, and redistribution of funding to poorer districts, #RedforEd victories in Arizona, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and West Virginia may be short-lived.
New research finds that race-related resistance toward social spending is reduced when programs feature tax credits rather than handouts.
A new report finds that funding gaps between white and non-white districts persist across all poverty levels.
The ongoing protests, which have claimed at least nine lives, have been characterized by tire burning, road blockages, and violent crime.
Haiti's earthquake shattered several cities, but it also birthed another.
Research finds that paying for a universal basic income would likely mean cutting welfare, food stamps, and the Earned Income Tax Credit.
The story of a Chinese billionaire who moved back home, setting his mansion down in the middle of his economically depressed ancestral village.
Cognitively speaking, there may be no way to recover from a disadvantaged childhood.
Researchers find that those who have a mental illness are more likely to be the victim of a violent crime.
Some of the poorest people in the U.S. end up spending more than 50 percent of their income on energy over the course of the year.
Amid ongoing tumult and the largest mass migration in Latin American history, Sunday's presidential election provided no relief.