All Articles on SNAP

Palm Coast’s enormous food distribution to some 5,000 families in need on May 2. (Photo: © FlaglerLive) Views
Food Drops Are Not Enough. Expand Food Stamps Programs Now.
As heartening and important as these food drops are, they’re a supplement, not a replacement for what government can and must do.
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Perhaps it’s a rare opportunity to acknowledge that our nation’s public schools should not be left so alone to provide food, mental health care, and digital connectivity for our nation’s children. That should be, in a fashion almost unimaginable in America today, the role of the larger society. (Photo: Ryan Stanton/flickr/cc) Views
This Empire Has No Clothes: In the Classroom That Zoom Built
Teaching across an abyss of silence.
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We need to reform the public assistance program so that more families in need are eligible. (Photo: badsci/flickr/cc) Views
How to Prepare for the Trump Recession
Stronger safety nets are not only good for individuals and families in need. They will also prevent the looming recession from becoming an even deeper and longer economic crisis.
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Some lawmakers are calling for any upcoming stimulus package to suspend the three-month rule until the economy improves. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Unemployed Workers Can Get SNAP During Health Emergency
States may need to update their public information about eligibility and their application process to enable eligible people to receive SNAP.
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'Cruel to Its Core': 15 State Attorneys General Sue Trump Over Effort to Strip Food Assistance From Nation's Poor
The new rules threaten to strip SNAP benefits away from nearly 700,000 Americans.
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There is no question that the US government has the money to offer increased benefits through universal programs. (Photo: National Nurses United/flickr/cc) Views
On Both Politics and Policy, "For All" Beats "For Some"
On the most commonly cited rationale for each position—sustainability for universalists and resource constraints for means testers—proponents of universalism have the upper hand.
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"What happens if a movement is able to help people see how they’re being played against each other?" he asked. "You could reset the entire political calculus." (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Views
Trump’s Hunger Games
More damage to our nation’s most successful anti-hunger program is on the horizon.
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This week, Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, announced updates to the public charge rule that would bar immigrants who use safety-net programs including Medicaid and food stamps from obtaining green cards. (Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr.) Views
Public Charge Rule Is Trump's Latest Attack on Immigrants
The rule could have a particularly devastating effect on immigrant communities in the South, the nation's poorest region.
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The great majority of farmers—80% of eligible grain farmers—got zilch from Donald the Dealmaker. (Photo: AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Views
Government for the Rich, the Poor Be Damned
What we have here is government by plutocratic authoritarians who'll gleefully dole out millions to a wealthy family and then just as gleefully go out of their way to deny food to millions of poor families.
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Food stamps are a huge stimulus to the economy. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
You Don’t Save Money By Forcing People to Go Hungry
Food stamps helped me get back on my feet during a tough time. Cutting them is lose-lose.
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