Punishing those who are down on their luck is considered smart politics in right-wing circles.
Why do rich and powerful people engage in callous behavior?
Demand for SNAP benefits won't retreat until the economic recovery stops benefitting only the richest Americans
Food stamp cuts are a lousy holiday gift for hungry Americans.
Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers subjected to McDonald's miserly wages and benefits.
The showdown in Washington isn't just about political posturing.
How about a bill banning soda sales at the House of Representatives' cafeterias?
Republican deficit scolds turned into free-spending corporate socialists this summer when they doled out the most generous farm subsidies in U.S. history.