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The Pesky Poor

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

One of the questions the curious voter from time to time wonders is how a person can distinguish good government handouts from bad government handouts. The answer to that question is not as obvious as it would seem to be to the uninitiated.

Welcome Back Congress, We're Hungry for Your Leadership

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Evidence shows that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is necessary and that it works. It doesn't matter to me whether a child is malnourished in South Sudan or Southeast Washington DC -- it's unacceptable either way.

Arthur Delaney

House To Vote On Food Stamps Cuts Amid Syria Furor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debate in Congress over whether the United States should bomb Syria may be diverting attention from the economy at home. While the H...

Mysterious Fliers Threaten To Name People On Food Stamps

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

An unknown person has been leafletting Portland, Ore., neighborhoods with fliers that threaten to publicly name local recipients of food stamps and di...

57,000 Reasons to Support Early Learning

Sally Steenland | Posted 11.04.2013 | Religion
Sally Steenland

Like so many political battles these days, the gap between bipartisan support for preschool programs and cutting 57,000 kids from Head Start defies logic and common sense.

50 Years Later: The Call to Let Freedom Ring!

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 10.27.2013 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

It's remarkable. Even with the scores of marches on Washington since 1963, we all still know what we mean when we say the March on Washington.

Transforming Food Deserts and Swamps to Fight Obesity

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Hopefully, as the problem of food deserts and swamps gains greater recognition, communities will implement innovative and creative solutions. The USDA's Healthy Food Financing Initiative should focus on supporting this kind of innovation in communities across the country.

America Needs Jobs, Good Paying Jobs (and Without Them the Need for SNAP Is Not Going Away)

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

Congress should strengthen and protect vital anti-hunger programs like SNAP instead of making struggling families worry about where they will get their next meal.

GOP Food Stamp Cuts Would Deny Benefits To At Least 4 Million

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican proposal to cut food stamp spending by 5 percent would eliminate benefits for as many as 6 million Americans, according to ...

Meatless Monday: It's Meatless Monday in Montgomery County. Is Your County Next?

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Montgomery County, Md. now joins the ranks of D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco in proclaiming each Monday to be Meatless Monday.

Arthur Delaney

Americans Feel Strongly About How Poor People Should Spend Their Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More Americans are annoyed by the idea of food stamp recipients using their benefits to buy expensive food than their using them to buy ...

Arthur Delaney

Republican Governor Vetoes Welfare Drug Test Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welfare drug tests won't take their place alongside abortion restrictions and voter identification requirements in North Carolina's rece...

Arthur Delaney

Why Millions Of Eligible Americans Don't Sign Up For Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- Republicans say too many Americans receive food stamps, and that too many of them obtain benefits fraudulently when they could ju...

Finding Health, Keeping the Money: Needles in the Nation's Haystacks

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Subsidizing better choices in the grocery store is a lot less expensive than stays in the intensive care unit. We don't need to prevent very many cases of diabetes, heart disease or bariatric surgeries to save back the costs of incentives for nutritious foods, 10 times over.

Dems Blast GOP Food Stamp Cuts

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Congressional Democrats want House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to lay off nutrition assistance for the poor. Earlier this summer Republican lead...

GOP Rep. Sees Physically Fit People Using Food Stamps, Suspects Fraud

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) told a horror story to his constituents during a town hall in Welch, Okla., on Thursday. In a video ...

Musings of a Federally Subsidized Farmer

Dan O'Brien | Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact
Dan O'Brien

Even though these subsidies were devised to maintain America's strength by keeping families on the land, I don't like accepting them. I know that everyone is strapped right now and I'm uncomfortable for having a way to "hold things together" when other people have no such safety net.

Arthur Delaney

A Kinder, Gentler Food Stamp Cutting Bill?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In new legislation to be unveiled soon, Republicans will seek twice the savings from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as th...

Congress: Restore the Circle of Protection and Your Reputations

David Beckmann | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
David Beckmann

The nation is again approaching hard deadlines that will require our leaders to come to bipartisan agreement on budget matters. Failure would lead to government shutdown and, again, risk our nation's creditworthiness and economic recovery.

A Summer Job vs. A Living Wage

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Leslie K. Stein

Just as Social Security was to supplement one's retirement -- not be the total retirement plan -- minimum wage jobs were not intended to be long-term careers.

Greenstein Statement on the House Republican Leadership's New SNAP Proposal

Bob Greenstein | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Proponents imply that any of these people who want a job can get one. They don't explain where four million new, largely low-skilled jobs will suddenly come from.

Sen. Bennet Has His Work Cut Out For Him

The Colorado Independent | Tessa Cheek | Posted 08.02.2013 | Denver

From The Colorado Independent's Tessa Cheek. COLORADO SEN. MICHAEL BENNET has been appointed to the Farm Bill Conference Committee, the bipartisan...

The Daily Szep- Food Stamps

Paul Szep | Posted 10.02.2013 | Comedy
Paul Szep

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Food Stamp Cuts Twice As Deep In New GOP Proposal

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are considering a new food stamp bill that would cut nutrition assistance by twice as m...

Arthur Delaney

Food Stamp Cuts Set To Kick In, Congress Not Paying Attention

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Regardless of whether Republicans succeed in cutting food stamps this year, the 22 million American households relying on the program wi...