Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer sits down with Peter Edelman, a former adviser in Bill Clinton's administration, to discuss poverty and welfare reform. [Transcript added.]
Food insecurity is a term being used to describe the fact that, according to studies, many Americans can't afford to pay for the good food or...
Warring factions in the House and Senate have reached an agreement about how much money to funnel into the federal food stamp program, and the news isn't good for Americans relying on government assistance to stay fed.
Researchers at UC San Francisco aimed to show the correlation between lack of funding for food and the rise in incidences of hypoglycemia. What they found is that at the end of the month, as the budget gets tighter, the poor are more likely to be hospitalized due to the diabetes-related issue than are their wealthier counterparts.
Among the many victims of the Republicans’ deranged effort to kill Obamacare are the millions of forgotten poor suffering from bad nutrition or just plain hunger.
An analysis of recently released census data finds a disconcerting difference in poverty levels between men and women -- particularly those over age 65 -- and unconscionably high levels for women of color. More than one in three Native American women live below the federal poverty line.
The tea party-driven House this week approved drastic cuts to the federal food stamp program. Although the reductions likely won't clear the Senate or President Obama, the vote reveals a coldhearted approach to the nation's most vulnerable, including children, the elderly and veterans having trouble fitting back into society.
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.
In a Vatican Radio broadcast on Friday, one Rev Federico Lombardi, spokesman for the Holy See, announced that Pope Benedict XVI is ready to hold "new meetings" with victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy members, but at least one victims' group (continued).