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Why the Failure of the Farm Bill Was Good for Low-Income Families

Elizabeth Lower-Basch | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Lower-Basch

The Southerland amendment would have incentivized states to deny SNAP benefits to needy individuals and families by allowing the states to keep half the savings resulting from decreased SNAP payments, even though the federal government pays the full cost of SNAP benefits.

"Comp-Time" in a Real-time World

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Overtime pay is not just to be kind to workers. It also counteracts the absence of a federal statute that sets a ceiling on weekly work hours. What's to keep an employer from routinely asking for 70 hours and firing employees if they refuse?

Arthur Delaney

Dems Not Backing SNAP Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In order to help pay for a series of high-priority spending bills in 2010, congressional Democrats raided future funding for food stamps...

U.S. To Fall Short Of 2025 College Grads Goal -- By 24 Million Degrees

| Jon Marcus | Posted 06.27.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Despite persistent appeals from policymakers and politicians to increas...