Ron Haskins

Brookings Institution

Guest

Senior fellowr at the Brookings Institution and Co-Director of its Center on Children and Families; former White House and Congressional advisor on welfare issues (2002), he was instrumental in the 1996 overhaul of national welfare policy

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A few states subsidize pre-school for all their four-year olds, with the red state of Oklahoma leading the way.

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When Bill Clinton signed welfare reform, Democrats and Republicans agreed it would “end Welfare as we know it” by requiring recipients of benefits to seek work.  Now Mitt Romney claims…

Romney Claims Obama Gutting Welfare to Work Rules

When Bill Clinton signed welfare reform, Democrats and Republicans agreed it would “end Welfare as we know it” by requiring recipients of benefits to seek work.  Now Mitt Romney claims…

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The Great Recession has increased the number of Americans who depend on food stamps and food banks to get enough to eat. What kind of food do they get?

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