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Food stamps news and analysis from The Nation
April 11, 2022
Can Biden Minimize the Cruelty of the Public Charge Rule?
Immigrants can put their residency status at risk by receiving government benefits. Could the president change this without altering the law?
David M. Perry
April 1, 2020
Trump’s Cuts to Food Stamps Almost Made the Pandemic Worse
Advocates halted changes, set to go into effect today, that would have left nearly a million US residents hungry.
February 28, 2020
Sonia Sotomayor Just Issued a Serious Warning About the Supreme Court
But the media got distracted by Trump’s tweets and missed her message.
February 14, 2020
Trump Doesn’t Hate Welfare When It Goes to Wealthy White Farmers
The president’s farm aid lays bare the racial and class implications of his disdain of government assistance.
February 11, 2020
Take Action Now: Stand Up for Public Benefits
Learn more about Trump’s harmful budget cuts, stand up for housing justice, and protect workers’ rights.
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December 25, 2019
President Scrooge and His Dickensian Cabal
The administration’s holiday greeting is a plan to slash food stamp benefits for roughly 700,000 unemployed Americans.
December 12, 2019
Bashing the Poor and Protecting the Rich: What SNAP ‘Reform’ Means
Nearly a million children could risk going hungry.
December 10, 2019
Take Action Now: Stand Up for Our Climate
As negotiators this week decide the future of the Paris agreement, it’s critical that we take bold action.
December 6, 2019
Trump Just Dynamited the Food Stamp Program
This man’s cruelty is boundless. He also just appointed as his homelessness czar a man who tried to get cities to ban charities from feeding the homeless.
December 3, 2019
Anti-Abortion Extremism Goes Full Psycho
An Ohio House bill would require doctors to perform a procedure that is medically impossible—or face murder charges. Other bills just as nutty are being enacted across the country.