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  • 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...

  • Was FDR to Blame?

    By Leonard Fein

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Scholars will doubtless continue to debate Franklin Roosevelt's actions -- and inaction -- regarding the Holocaust. What did he know? When did he know it? Didn't he care, or did he really believe that the best and quickest way to help the Jews was, as he repeatedly argued, to win the...

  • FDR’s Holocaust of Inaction

    By Sidney Zion

    April 19, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    FDR died on April 12, 1945. I was 11 years old and heard the news on the radio in the bird store, where I was buying seed for my little canary.

    I ran home to tell Grandma. She broke into tears. "What will happen to the Jews?" she said.

    They were dead, the Six Million, but the war in...

  • Freedom for Lori Berenson

    By Murray Polner

    September 21, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Franklin Roosevelt's remark that Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo "may be an SOB, but he's our SOB" is a reminder that defending universal human rights may be a good American party line, but it is somewhat tainted by the support given to loathsome regimes in Chile, Guatemala and...

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