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  • The Won Percent

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 26, 2013 | 10:40 am

  • SNAP cut: Who decides who’s hungry?

    September 24, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    On Sept. 19, the House of Representatives passed a bill that slashes nearly $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). It’s difficult to capture just how monumental a shift this is in American policy. It certainly...

  • Self-inflicted wounds

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 17, 2013 | 12:16 pm

  • Jews fight for food stamps

    By Ryan Torok

    January 30, 2013 | 4:51 pm

    As many Americans worried about the wide implications of the fiscal cliff debate at the end of last year, Jewish groups concerned about domestic hunger issues fought to protect one issue in particular: food stamp funding. 

    In a way, they won. The New Year’s Eve fiscal cliff deal...

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  • BUDGET: Ryan’s way: Stop government excess

    April 15, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    We pretend. And Paul Ryan says, get real.

    Does anyone dare ask how the government can spend ever more on, say, education, health and poverty, when schools decline anyway, health care becomes more chaotic, and the dependent class grows exponentially … and then liberals predictably...

  • BUDGET: Threat to Food Stamps Lies Hidden in Ryan’s Plan

    April 15, 2011 | 4:19 pm

    With the federal budget battle in full swing, Congress, media pundits and most of the general public have their attention riveted on proposed changes to Medicare and Social Security. But Social Security — dubbed the “third rail” of politics — is likely to remain intact, even...

  • Food Stamp diet underscores need to aid the poor

    By H. Eric Schockman

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I'll be the first to admit that cooking isn't my strong suit. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal -- as long as I'm not the person preparing it. In fact, it's come to be somewhat of a joke among my family and friends: If you're hosting a holiday or other...
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