Sasha Abramsky is the author of Breadline USA. His latest book, a profile of President Barack Obama titled Inside Obama’s Brain, was published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint in December.

Kids benefit from more hours in school, studies show. So why are full-day kindergarten programs on the chopping block across the country?

Law-abiding renters often lose their homes when landlords get into mortgage trouble. Sasha Abramsky on how banks, realtors, and courts gang up on families. Plus: How to help.

Forget what you thought you knew about hunger in America—in the new economy, even working parents and their kids are short on food. Inside a growing epidemic that’s even encompassing dual-income families. Plus: How to help.