Cycle of poverty

Dear President Obama: The Problem's Poverty, Not Absentee Dads
“My Brother's Keeper” is no substitute for jobs, housing, and access to quality education and training, and it won’t have any meaningful impact on the appalling racism and conditions in the inner cities. Read more...
Melissa Harris-Perry let the lawmakers in Tennessee know what she thought of the bill they introduced, which is advancing this week, that would tie welfare benefits to children's grades. Read more...
I would really love to see Sam Seder get his own show at either MSNBC or Current TV. He did a fine job filling in for Chris Hayes on Up this weekend, and here's his opening from Sunday's show -- How Republicans are using the crisis of poverty... Read more...