Category Archives: Hunger

It’s Time to ‘Politicize’ Martin Luther King Day

For Martin Luther King Day, I usually link to one of his last major addresses–a speech to striking sanitation workers in Memphis. But one thing that has always bothered me about the holiday is that we’ve stripped it of the … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Housing, Hunger, Racism, Unions | 2 Comments

Just-So Stories and the ‘Evolutionary Biology Diet’

Amanda Marcotte and Rebecca Watson pointed me towards this absurd article “Why women need fat.” In fairness, I don’t dispute the idea that the recent advent of a diet full of processed sugars hasn’t been good for us, or that … Continue reading

Posted in Evo Psych, Evolution, Genetics, Hunger, Obesity | 1 Comment

Rush Limbaugh’s Factiness About School Meals

I know, I know: ‘Rush ‘Big Pharma’ Limbaugh opens mouth and stupid, counterfactual shit falls out’ is hardly news, but still the ‘factiness’ that Limbaugh displays about school nutrition programs is still disgusting, even by his standards (boldface mine): Limbaugh, … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Fucking Morons, 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

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Food, Hunger

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