Food stamp cuts in 2013 erased about 56 million meals' worth of benefit payments to New York City's hungry, driving demand for food bank services in the city so high that the charities had to cut back their offerings and even turn people away.
Walmart workers at one of the low-wage retail giant's Oklahoma City locations are being asked to help keep each other fed during the holiday season, marking the possible re-emergence of employee food drives that drew criticism last year.
A pair of new in-depth studies find hard evidence that corporate consultants are a fig leaf for higher CEO pay and that CEOs have rigged the rules to make sure they get perpetual raises regardless of how well or poorly the company does.
Drug testing for public assistance recipients has found lower rates of drug use among people on the dole than among the general population, and costs taxpayers lots of money in the process. Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to replicate that failure in Wisconsin.