Recent Articles by Elizabeth Stuart
Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:15 am MST
Based on decades-old stereotypes that single mothers are raising children alone and single dads are “deadbeats,” the majority of U.S. anti-poverty programs almost exclusively serve women and childre...
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:00 am MDT
New research suggests hope may be just as vital to beating poverty as capital, credit, skills or food.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:08 am MDT
Medicaid advocates are on pins and needles in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to grant states the choice to opt-out of the Affordable Care Act's expanded coverage mandate.
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012 3:27 am MDT
A proposal that passed the U.S. House Agriculture Committee Thursday could kick as many as three million people off government food assistance next year, including the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:47 pm MDT
Prescription drug abuse increased 75 percent from 2002 to 2010, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Published: Monday, July 9, 2012 4:28 pm MDT
A growing number of states are moving to ban welfare recipients from spending government cash on cigarettes, liquor, gambling, strip clubs and guns.
Published: Saturday, July 7, 2012 12:00 am MDT
A career salesman, Bill Sohan has lost track of the number of incentive trips his employers have sent him on. Sunshine, margaritas by the pool, relaxation — "I'm not going to tell you it's not a good time...
Published: Friday, July 6, 2012 3:02 pm MDT
The Supreme Court's decision to omit the phrase "illegal immigrant" from the Arizona immigration ruling last week has sparked a discussion online about the proper way to identify someone who is living in the co...
Published: Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:00 am MDT
Ethnic minorities are far more likely to be uninsured than the American population as a whole. Perhaps as a result, despite notable progress in the overall health of the nation, there are continuing disparities...
Published: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:38 pm MDT
In a 5-to-4 decision on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled laws automatically sentencing youths convicted of murder to life in prison without parole violates the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual pu...