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Food stamps news and analysis from The Nation
June 29, 2017
The Truth About Immigrants and Public Benefits
Immigrants are already not eligible for public benefits for five years after their arrival. So why did Trump act like they are?
March 31, 2017
A Cruel New Bill Is About to Become Law in Mississippi
Legislation passed this week would enrich a private contractor while throwing people off public assistance.
March 17, 2017
Why Immigrants in California Are Canceling Their Food Stamps
Confusion and fear about an immigration crackdown are causing some families to avoid food banks and public assistance programs.
November 7, 2016
Want to End Poverty? You Can Do Something About It on Tuesday
Before you vote, ask these questions about your candidates.
October 13, 2016
The American Social Safety Net Does Not Exist
After welfare reform, poor people were supposed to be able to find work. Not all of them could—and then the jobs disappeared.
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June 24, 2016
Maine’s Governor Is Threatening to End Food Stamps
The move would kick 190,000 people out of the program, and it’s probably illegal.
March 9, 2016
Congress Is About to Take Food Away From the Poorest People in America
Between 500,000 and 1 million people nationwide, most of them living in extreme poverty, will soon lose their SNAP benefits.
February 18, 2016
There’s an Easy Way to Save $17 Billion a Year in Public Assistance
And it isn’t cutting food stamps.
February 10, 2016
Why Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Black Vote
From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.
November 23, 2015
Thanksgiving Is Almost Here, and Over a Million New Yorkers Might Go Hungry
The latest statistics on hunger in the city tells the proverbial Tale of Two Cities as a Tale of Two Pantries.