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Most of America’s rich think the poor have it easy Roberto A. Ferdman Washington Post January 8, 2015

Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa.  He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon

(MERCED, CA) Vidal Cota is an immigrant farm worker from Los Mochis, Sinaloa. He cleans the plastic tubes used for drip irrigation from a watermelon field, after the melons have been harvested. Photo: David Bacon  

Hard winter for California farmworkers  David Bacon New American Media December 22, 2014

Children eating lunches at school. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

A provision in the federal spending bill prohibits lowering salt limits for school lunches. Photo: Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times, via Associated Press

In final spending bill, salty food and belching cows are the winners  Robert Pear New York Times December 14, 2014 Congress to nutritionists: Don't talk about the environmnent Dan Charles National Public Radio December 15, 2014

Ed Green clears a foggy windshield at the beginning of his shift with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

Ed Green clears a foggy windshield at the beginning of his shift with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem. Green works several jobs but still doesn't earn as much as he used to as a bus driver in New York. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

Why America's middle class is lost
The devalued American worker
The college trap that keeps people poor (Series) Jim Tankersley Washington Post December 14-16, 2014

At Campo Sacramento in Guasave, Sinaloa, barbed wire runs along the perimeter. Photo: Don Bartletti

At Campo Sacramento in Guasave, Sinaloa, barbed wire runs along the perimeter, and arrivals and departures are controlled around the clock. Photo: Don Bartletti

Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for US tables Richard Marosi Photography & video by Don Bartletti Los Angeles Times December 8, 2014

How the Midwest food and agriculture sector relies on immigrant labor Stephanie Mercier Chicago Council on Global Affairs December 9, 2014

House oks Feed the Future authority Philip Brasher Agri-Pulse December 10, 2014

Row houses in Baltimore.  Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

A neighborhood of concentrated poverty in Baltimore. Photo: Linda Davidson/Washington Post

The vast majority of poor neighborhoods aren’t gentrifying. They’re stuck in poverty.  Emily Badger Washington Post December 5, 2014

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