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Jason DeParle

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Reporter for the New York Times and a fellow at the New America Foundation; author of American Dream: Three Women, Ten Children, and a Nation’s Drive to End Welfare

Jason DeParle on KCRW

As the gap grows between the rich and the poor in America's evolving economy, financial aid for college is supposed to be a great equalizer, but it's not working out that way.

Student Aid and College Failure

As the gap grows between the rich and the poor in America's evolving economy, financial aid for college is supposed to be a great equalizer, but it's not working out that way.

from To the Point

President Bill Clinton signed a law he promised would "change welfare as we know it," partly with new emphasis on putting people to work.

Unemployed Get Tangled in a Frayed Safety Net

President Bill Clinton signed a law he promised would "change welfare as we know it," partly with new emphasis on putting people to work.

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John McCain  is at odds with the  Republican Party  base, while  Barack Obama  and  Hillary Clinton  are courting Hispanic votes.

Immigration: The Issue That Isn't There

John McCain is at odds with the Republican Party base, while Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are courting Hispanic votes.

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