The same farm bill that cuts food stamps by $8 billion could increase subsidies to wealthy farmers and agribusinesses by $15 billion.
As part of the New York Times series on “The Great Divide,” Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz dives into the pernicious link between campaign money, farm subsidies and starving Americans. It doesn’t speak well of us as a nation, or a political system.
"The Colbert Report" host has figured out a solution to how poor Americans needing food stamps can get them back after the program was removed from the GOP-controlled House's recently passed farm bill.
Despite arguments that privatization makes the American health system the best, 26 other countries' are better; it's no coincidence there are more large earthquakes occurring as drilling has increased; meanwhile, artist Nickolay Lamm shows us what a real, healthy Barbie would look like with his latest work. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The latest criticism of the Republican Party launched by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman centers around the "monstrous" farm bill that passed through the GOP-controlled House last week.
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The roof fell in on John Boehner's House of Representatives last week. The Republican leadership's humiliating defeat on a deeply flawed and inhumane farm bill was as clear a lesson as we'll get about the real causes of dysfunction in the nation's capital.
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss Congress' failure on the farm bill and the latest amendment to the immigration reform legislation. They also take a look at news involving the Federal Reserve and President Obama's trip to Europe.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the tea party turns against one of its own and the House's farm bill goes up in flames.