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The Weird Stuff That Happens When You Sign Up for Food Stamps

"We started getting these letters."


The High Cost of Cutting Food Stamps: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

This Chart Blows Up the Myth of the Welfare Queen

The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows us the frugal reality of life on the social safety net.


3 Charts That Prove Anti-Poverty Programs Actually Work

New data suggests America's expanded safety net has been crucial to reducing poverty over time.


Does Paying Food-Stamp Recipients to Eat Healthier Fare Work?

People in underserved communities want better food. They just can't afford it.


When Low-Wage Workers Can't Afford the Food They Stock Themselves

The awkward ethics of a Walmart food drive.


Should Food Stamps Buy Soda?

The problem with increasing health-oriented restrictions on what can be purchased.


Food Stamps Are About to Get Cut by $5 Billion

Stimulus spending that boosted benefits runs out on November 1.


The Metros That Sorely Need the U.S. Government to Keep Paying Its Bills

Where Americans depend the most on federal spending.

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Enough Already With the Food Stamp Surfer

And the whole concept of legislating by ridiculous anecdote.


Over 50 Percent of Food Stamp Recipients Live in the Suburbs

Meet the new geography of poverty.


Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

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5 Maps That Show How Divided America Really Is

Breaking down the country by income, inequality, poverty and education.