Welfare

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Homelessness in Puerto Rico and other poverty news

By Andrew Branch
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Poverty | Puerto Rico’s homeless population has risen sharply—as much as 70 percent—in the past two years amid an ongoing economic crisis. Across the island of…

House rejects farm bill

By Andrew Branch
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Congress | The House has rejected a five year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let states impose broad new…

Conflict of interests could fetter Farm Bill

By Andrew Branch
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Welfare | The Senate passed its version of a new farm bill Tuesday, but a portion of the subsidy package threatens to kill the measure in the House as it did last year.

SNAP—and pop goes 1990s welfare reform

By Andrew Branch
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Welfare | Government recruiters have now enrolled a record 47 million people in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps. That…

Powerful obscurity

By Emily Belz
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Welfare | Robert Doar may not be well-known, but he made welfare reform a reality in New York City

Locks, burqas, and welfare: Signs of weakness, not strength

Locks, burqas, and welfare: Signs of weakness, not strength

By Marvin Olasky
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Compassion | Do home windows with metal grilles, doors with triple locks, and signs that advertise security systems suggest a societal commitment to the sanctity of…

Food stamp consumption continues to rise

By Angela Lu
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Welfare | Recent numbers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) show the number of food stamp recipients continuing its upward climb. Most concerning…

No entitlements

By Cal Thomas
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Economy | SINGAPORE—While the U.S. unemployment rate "dropped" to 7.7 percent last month—a figure even The Washington Post acknowledged was due "… in large part…

Welfare work debate

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Poverty | As politicians from both parties debate changes to welfare reform, a new government report sides with Republicans

Paycheck program

Paycheck program

By Christina Darnell
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Welfare | By encouraging work, the Earned Income Tax Credit is one form of social spending that many conservatives can support

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