The Poor Suffer from Hunger — Not the Munchies

The Poor Suffer from Hunger — Not the Munchies

Thanksgiving is an occasion when we gather with our families for festive meals. It’s also a time when many of us donate to help the less fortunate celebrate with their families. This holiday binds us all together: At least once a year, you should be able to sit around...
Hard Times Too Pervasive for Republicans to Ignore

Hard Times Too Pervasive for Republicans to Ignore

Must formerly rich people shed all their status symbols? It’s a widely held presumption, Darlena Cunha explained. “I had so internalized the message of what poor people should or should not have that I felt ashamed to be there, with that car,” she...
Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

Walmart’s Top-to-Bottom Taxpayer Subsidies

Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. The cutbacks ate into the discount giant’s sales because so many of its low-income customers rely on this public assistance program to...
3 Freaky April Fools’ Day Stories

3 Freaky April Fools’ Day Stories

On a recent morning, after checking news reports, I thought: What a freaky news day. Freaky Story No. 1: The Governor of Texas rarely has any ideas. But apparently one unexpectedly erupted from the usually dormant cluster of low-voltage brain cells in Rick...
Congress Finds the Key to Bipartisanship

Congress Finds the Key to Bipartisanship

You think bipartisan support is rare? Not when there’s cuts to poor people in there. The Farm Bill again cuts nutrition assistance And barely got any liberal resistance. More subsidies to support the Big Farmer Gets a signature from Barack...