This Conservative Fad Stinks

This Conservative Fad Stinks

Tenacity can be an admirable trait in a leader — except when it’s stupid. Stupid tenacity has afflicted several right-wing governors and lawmakers who grabbed hold of a bad idea that, in practice, has proven to be even worse than expected. The bad idea was to...
Heartless for the Holidays

Heartless for the Holidays

Scrooge has come early this year. He’s already kicking our Tiny Tims. This holiday season, kids in America’s poorest families will have less to eat. November 1 brought $5 billion in new cuts to the nation’s food stamp program, now officially known as...
Food Stamp Cuts Will Stoke Hunger

Food Stamp Cuts Will Stoke Hunger

Would you believe that the nation’s cabinet has approved an executive order defining food as a legal right? No, not our nation. India has taken this bold step. Malnourishment afflicts 42 percent of Indian children, and part of their government’s response...
You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

You Won’t Love These McSubsidies

Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How...
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