The proposal has found support from progressives and conservatives alike. But spending more money can't solve capitalism's ills.
The Agriculture Department proposes adding tougher work requirements.
Convenience stores and small groceries find themselves in the crosshairs; one New York grocer is losing over 35 percent of his business.
Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, head of a delegation of U.S. Catholic leaders going to the Vatican to discuss the abuse crisis, is accused of not doing enough to stop a priest now arrested on sexual misconduct charges.
Fearing retribution from the federal government, fewer and fewer families who immigrated to the U.S. are enrolling in nutrition assistance programs.
The demise of Obama-era internet protections could affect consumers' ability to watch and use their favorite apps and services—though not right away.
If a plan allowing states to require certain food stamp recipients to undergo drug testing comes to fruition, it will be a win for conservatives seeking ways to curb the safety net program.
Critics say a proposal to replace the food stamp program with deliveries of food would punish the poor.
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...