A Pope You Can Believe In

It was like an Aaron Sorkin wet-dream made real in DC yesterday: a liberal president met with a progressive pope to talk about poverty, immigration, and climate change.

When Even Small Debts Pose Big Problems

The borrowers who are in the most trouble are the ones who took out the least.

The “Pick Two” Journalism Lunch Special: Money, Meaning, or Morals

Only the rich can afford to cover poverty — and that’s bad for everyone.

The Material Support Of “Deadbeat” Dads

“Deadbeat dads” spend as much on their children as parents in formal child-support arrangement, but prefer to support by providing provisions like food and clothes rather than via cash.

Today, In “Things David Brooks Doesn’t Understand”: Poverty

A $455,000 Child Vs. A $145,000 Child

The Perils of NOT Working 9-5

Living in Poverty, When “Poverty” is a Place

14 Years Old and Trying to Survive in Three of Cincinnati’s Roughest Neighborhoods

Reporter Krista Ramsey and photographer Cara Owsley have a really terrific feature in the Cincinnati Enquirer looking at 14 different 14-year-olds living in three of Cincinnati’s roughest neighborhoods. Nearly all of them have witnessed or experienced violence. Some have stolen to feed their families. And some, at 14, are holding on to the hope that the future will be a better place.

“They Don’t Look Homeless”