Back in the Sixties, President Lyndon Johnson tried to wage the Vietnam War and launch the welfare programs known as the "Great Society" at the same time.
In a classic example of the "guns and butter" tradeoff, the president was unwilling to make a decision between guns or butter. He would not reduce domestic spending and he would not cut back the growing Vietnam War.
Nor did he wish to risk popular support by increasing taxes to pay for his ambitious agenda. He simply ran budget deficits. more >>
Many health-related problems Americans face are directly related to hunger and malnutrition, according to a new report by the ecumenical Christian anti-poverty group Bread for the World.
At a press conference on Monday, Bread for the World released its 2016 Hunger Report titled "The Nourishing Effect," which focused on the link between hunger and health.
"Hunger and poverty put people at greater risk of poor health by limiting access to nutritious foods that promote good health," wrote Bread for the World President, the Rev. David Beckmann, in the foreword to report. more >>
Hillary Clinton might be the clear frontrunner for the Democrat Party's nomination, but according to a new poll at least six Republicans could beat her in next year's general election.
A Fox News poll released Sunday, which was conducted a week after the Nov. 13 Paris terror attacks, shows Florida Sen. Marco Rubio fairing best against the former secretary of state and Democrat frontrunner.
Rubio, who tops Clinton 50 to 42 points, told voters in Iowa Monday that if elected president, he would show the world how Islamic State militants "cry like babies" after they're captured. more >>
Former Secretary of State and Ex-New York Senator Hillary Clinton found herself on the defensive during the second Democratic Debate on Saturday evening.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley both took jabs at Clinton on various issues, including financial reform and gun reform.
Moderated by CBS News and hosted at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, the debate focused on issues such as foreign policy, the economy, and financial reform. more >>
Two weeks ago, $29 billion of market value evaporated when the news broke that Volkswagen had cheated on emissions tests.
Share prices fell from $155 on Monday to $126 by Friday. For a period of eight years, Volkswagen deliberately rigged its U.S. diesel engines to run much cleaner when being tested for emissions than they actually performed on the road.
The impact of this scandal is not yet fully apparent, but trust in the Volkswagen brand will not easily be restored. No matter what regulatory authorities do to Volkswagen, the real pain will come from car buyers who shun Volkswagen cars. more >>
Poverty in the United States affects about 1 in 10 people despite them living in one of the richest countries in the world, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 annual poverty report released Wednesday.
According to data from the Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014 report, the nation's official poverty rate in 2014 was 14.8 percent, compared to 14.5 percent in 2013, meaning 46.7 million people were living in poverty last year compared to 45.3 in 2013. The U.S. government defines poverty based on annual household income and takes into account the household size. The median household income in the United States in 2014 fell slightly to $53,657 from $54,462 in 2013. The weighted average poverty threshold per individual during that same year was $12,071; $15,379 for two people; $18,850 for a family of three; and $24,230 for a family of four.
The Christian Post recently spoke with leading Christian non-profit organizations to find out how followers of Jesus Christ are working to eradicate poverty in America. more >>