There are 46.2 million Americans living in poverty.
The tea party and its ilk offer us only cold cups of bitter tea while serving up fountains of champagne to the super-rich, Wall Street, and big corporations.
As long as the poor remain invisible and voiceless, homelessness and hunger will continue to grow.
Maybe racial discrimination will truly fade someday, but don't count on it for now.
Congress is debating whether to slash more than $1 billion from Head Start to give trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the richest Americans and corporations.
Boosting it would help our lowest-paid workers as well as the entire economy.
In the name of thrift, Congress has chiseled unemployment, food stamps, housing, child care, and most other social services.
One in seven Americans--a record high of 43.6 million people--was poor last year.