Monica Potts

A Hillbilly Left?

The left’s “white working class” problem has become a touchstone of post-election debate. But progressives can only offer so much.

In Plain Sight

Poor people can be the panhandler at your subway stop—but they can also be your neighbor. Who can call themselves poor, and who deserves help?

The Other Americans

Journalists who write on poverty often reduce their subjects to vessels of misery. But empathy, not pity, is what the poor need.