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Education, Money, USDA, Food, Children, School, Lunch, Government Programs, Poverty

Some School Food Program Recipients Ineligible, Audit Finds

A USDA audit on school lunch and breakfast programs illustrated that there’s no such thing as a free lunch after wrongdoing was uncovered.

May 6, 2015

4 Things The Koch Brothers Love About Big Government

They head the largest private oil company in the United States, rake in billions of dollars in profit, and pour millions into political campaigns and lobbying efforts. They are the Koch brothers, Charles and David, and they absolutely hate “crony capitalism” – except, of course, when it benefits them. For years, the brothers, who run […]

April 9, 2014

Yes, Social Security Is an ‘Entitlement’ — Literally

Q: In a recent column, you advised a 55-year-old man who had just lost his job and had some back problems to file for Social Security disability benefits. To quote from your column: “It doesn’t hurt to try filing for disability benefits.” That’s what’s wrong with our country today. We have an entitlement culture. Everyone […]

August 17, 2011

Study: Tea Party Thinking Driven By Question Of Work And Deservingness

A Harvard study that got some buzz earlier this month deserves some (delayed) mention. Assembled by political scientist Theda Skocpol and two graduate students, Vanessa Williamson and John Coggin, the work, “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism” essentially posits that it is not opposition to government spending in general or even welfare […]

August 4, 2011