The Politics of ‘Food Insecurity’

Hungry children are less likely to develop properly and they are far less likely to be able to pay attention and focus on educational pursuits. So, given how pervasive hunger is for children in this nation, doesn’t it seem all the more incredible that children would be forced to throw out school lunches because of an inability to pay?… [Read more]

George McGovern: Statesman, American Hero, Dies At 90

One never forgets his or her first love. Most guys never forget their first car. And a political columnist never forgets his or her first campaign.

Former Senator and 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern  (D-S.D.) died early this morning at 90 surrounded by family and friends in a hospice in Sioux Falls, S.D., a constituency he served as a Congressman and Senator.… [Read more]

Stealing From the Hungry

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

~  Dwight D. Eisenhower

When President Eisenhower spoke those words he was correct. If he were alive today and able to speak those same words to his own party, he would be wasting his breath. … [Read more]

A Hungry Mob Is An Angry Mob*

Them belly full but we hungry… A hungry mob is an angry mob

          ~  *Bob Marley, ‘Them Belly Full’

Powerful words – and they’re something that those at the top of the socio-political pyramid should think about.  Personally, I am waiting for the day when those who don’t have ‘a full belly’, i.e., the poor and ever-declining middle-class, finally become truly angry.  … [Read more]