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...
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...
Congress Finds the Key to Bipartisanship

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...