Category Archives: Hunger

The Hungry Muppet: Our National Shame

(´╗┐Reuters/Sesame Workshop; ´╗┐from here) No nation with a shred of decency would allow so many of its children to live in poverty such that this story could be anything other than parody (it’s not): A new poverty-stricken Muppet will highlight … Continue reading

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Goverment Jobs Are Bad, But Government-Subsidized Jobs Are Normal?

The service industries’ profits are subsidized by the food stamp program, along with other social services such as Medicaid and SCHIP.
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Posted in Economics, Hunger, Jobs | 3 Comments

Hunger in the Classroom: I Blame the Corrupt Union Thugs (or Not)

Sadly, I’m not talking about the desire to learn. Hunger is far too common in the U.S. classroom.
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Posted in Education, Hunger | 7 Comments

When Republican Ideology Collides with Reality: The Abortion Edition

Two congresswomen’s thoughts on Planned Parenthood.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Blastocyst Liberation, Civil Liberties, Hunger | 3 Comments

Profiting from Hunger: The JPMorgan Edition

Isn’t rent extraction from the needy grand?
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Posted in Bidness, Hunger | 3 Comments

If You Have Cause to Be Thankful Today, Help Those Who Do Not

Since everything is closed today, take a couple of minutes to send some help to your local foodbank.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Hunger | 1 Comment

Newt Gingrich, Food Stamps, and Flat Earth Economics

Money has velocity, and Gingrich claims to not understand that.
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Posted in Conservatives, Economics, Food, Hunger | 7 Comments

Hunger and the Ethical Failure of Our Elites

“She doesn’t have enough food, and it affects her brain. She can only say ‘Mommy’ and ‘Daddy.’ She can’t even tell me when she’s hungry.”
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Ethics, Hunger | 9 Comments

What Food Stamp Cuts Mean: The Picture Book Edition

Living large on food stamps. Or something.
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Posted in Food, Hunger | 7 Comments

Saturday Sermon: The Yom Kippur Edition

The more difficult fast.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Ethics, Hunger, Jewish Stuff | 3 Comments