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The fresh new trend in conservative policymaking amounts to what seems like an exercise in seething resentment: using the letter of the law to sharply restrict the kinds of food and activities that can be enjoyed by poor people dependent on government aid.

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With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, the share of Americans convinced that health care is a right shrank from a majority to a minority.

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It’s not only what you have, but how you feel.

Erica Jackson has just moved into her house in Cypress with her two boys.

Despite a well-paying job, it’s the first home that the 36-year-old has been able to purchase – thanks to a counseling agency called Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America.

The group helped her to control her spending, deal with her student loan debt and save more money every month.

“I just feel stable,” Jackson said. “I feel like I’m part of the whole American Dream, you know, and responsible.”

In an op-ed in the New York Times over the weekend, University of Colorado law professor Paul F. Campos offered a provocative answer to the frequently asked question: why is college so expensive these days?

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For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Heather McGhee, president of Demos, a public policy organization working for an America where all have an equal say in democracy and an equal chance in the economy.

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A recent report titled “The Racial Wealth Gap” examined, in conjunction with other factors, the role education plays in the persistent wealth gap between minorities and their White counterparts in this country.

Today probably started with a cup of coffee and perhaps an egg, a piece of fruit, or some form of breakfast meat or meat-type product. Whether you ate at home or picked up something on the way to work, you weren't just consuming calories. In selecting each item you were, intentionally or not, taking a side in the ethical wrangling and consumer activism implanted in the American food system. (...)

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