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Report: 47 Percent Increase In Texas Child Poverty Rate
Twenty-seven percent of Texas children were living in poverty in 2011, a rate that put the Lone Star State among the nine worst states. Read more...
Food stamp cuts affect people already struggling to pay rent, medical bills and transportation costs. Read more...
Senator Bernie Sanders: The War On The Poor
As the recession’s impact has lingered, 1 in 7 Americans are now on food stamps. Read more...
MSNBC's All In Reports On Devastating Food Stamp Cuts Rest Of The Media Is Ignoring
Members of our media and Congress have been ignoring for the most part, the devastating cuts to SNAP that are about to take place this week, but one show, All In on MSNBC with Chris Hayes, is thankfully not ignoring them. Read more...
From Current TV's new series, Currently on hunger, under-nutrition and obesity in America. This segment from The Young Turks takes a look at celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck and the work he's doing with Meals on Wheels. For more interviews, articles Read more...

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I am a big foodie. My husband and I will spend weekends planning meals, research restaurants we want to try, organize vacations around types of food we want to have, know chefs by face like celebrities (yes, we're dorks). I'm trying to raise our Read more...
'Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?' Here's what I suggest for anyone who's losing their unemployment payments this week: Grab a blanket and a pillow, and head on over to your local congressperson's office -- or, if you live in a big Read more...
So the amoral Republican "patriots" are doing everything they can to block more unemployment extensions, and they'll probably be successful. (All I can say is, I sometimes dream of guillotines.) But if you have anything left to spare, please Read more...
It really is amazing when you think about it: Hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans are virtually ignored -- because their unemployment be Read more...
My landlady told me a few days ago how surprised she was to hear an interview on the local NPR station with two families from our neighborhood, who Read more...