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Hunger news and analysis from The Nation
May 24, 2017
Donald Trump to Hungry Seniors: Drop Dead
Some 10 million elders are threatened by hunger—but the president’s budget would slash desperately needed funding for food programs.
March 24, 2017
Famine Could Kill 20 Million in Africa and Yemen—Why the Deafening Silence?
As with the threat to kick 24 million off health care here, unchecked power is bringing humanity to a grave crisis.
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 8, 2015
Four Mothers School Bill O’Reilly on Child Hunger
The conservative pundit thinks the “
myth that there are kids who don’t have anything to eat is a total lie.
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March 18, 2015
Retaking the Moral High Ground in the Fight Against Poverty
It’s time to fight the narrative that poverty is a choice.
February 18, 2015
Why Do Americans Feel Entitled to Tell Poor People What to Eat?
We don’t tell students with subsidized loans what to major in, but we like to tell people on food stamps what they should buy.
February 2, 2015
The City That Outlawed Free Food
Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.
December 24, 2014
Dickens Was Right: the Real War on Christmas Is the War on the Poor
A Dickensian year when food stamps were cut and bankers got everything they wanted
October 31, 2014
Interview With Noam Chomsky on the Crisis in Central America and Mexico
Chomsky discusses the past, present and future of Latin American politics.