Politics

Republican Budget Would Shred Safety Net

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans to food stamps, according to a nonpartisan think thank. “The budget would Read More

Op-Ed

Child Watch: Preventable Hunger in Our Land of Plenty

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist While many American families gathered around the Thanksgiving table last week, some of us combined this year’s traditional dinners with Hanukkah feasts, a too quiet group was left out of the national celebration. The nearly 49 million Americans, including Read More

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Food Stamp Cuts: Children Will Go Hungry

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist “Are there no prisons? And the workhouses, are they still in operation?” Is that what the government and the people of the United States are about to say to Americans who have such low incomes they need the government Read More

Op-Ed

Forcing Poor People to Go Hungry

By Lee A. Daniels NNPA Columnist   Just as the holiday season begins, when the thoughts and actions of some focus on compassion for others, we could be about to witness the government’s forcing the poor to go hungry – the product of political horse-trading Read More

Politics

Congress Begins Talks on Food Stamps, Farm Aid

MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have begun talks on crafting a compromise farm bill, including cuts to the food stamp program. The talks opened Wednesday afternoon, just two days before food stamp recipients will see a separate, unrelated Read More