Features related to food stamps

  • November 20, 2014

    Tis the season for one of the country’s biggest welfare queens. Continue reading

  • September 18, 2014

    According to the Census Bureau, the Big Apple is now the most unequal city in the US. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2014

    Imagine you’re a single mother working a minimum-wage job with a toddler at home. When your diaper supply runs out mid-month, where can you turn to help you afford that incredibly basic necessity? Not SNAP, nor WIC, nor most other programs. They won’t let you spend benefits on diapers. Continue reading

  • July 26, 2014

    A diverse set of activists and experts who understand poverty firsthand respond to Paul Ryan’s new proposal to address poverty. Continue reading

  • July 23, 2014

    When workers have limited social welfare benefits, they are cheap and compliant, and have no choice but to accept whatever job they are offered. Continue reading

  • July 21, 2014

    Workers at Target, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly? Continue reading

  • June 14, 2014

    Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress makes a case for talking about poverty by recounting how her mother raised her family through tough times. Continue reading

  • April 12, 2014

    If we hope to improve educational outcomes, we need to demand policies that ensure that students can come to class well-fed and ready to learn. Continue reading

  • March 28, 2014

    Single moms and absentee dads are not the problem. And going to college does not mean you’ll escape the poverty trap. Continue reading

  • March 24, 2014

    The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading