supplemental nutrition assistance program
May 26, 2017 -
The Trump administration's budget proposal would cut billions of dollars in funding for programs that provide essential services to vulnerable rural and immigrant communities across the South — with no plan for how to replace them.
September 18, 2015 -
This week the Census Bureau announced the U.S. poverty rate remained virtually unchanged from 2013 to 2014 despite improving employment numbers. Economic justice advocates across the South discuss what they're doing to address the problem of persistent economic inequality.
July 20, 2015 -
A by-the-numbers look at the big changes in New Orleans in the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit.
November 22, 2013 -
Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) gets a slap on the wrist for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don't get off so easily.
September 26, 2013 -
A record number of Americans receive food stamps, with residents of Southern states especially dependent on the anti-hunger program. So why are Southern politicians who in turn depend on the political support of hungry constituents so eager to cut the program's funding?
September 6, 2013 -
A flawed Cato study claims that "welfare" pays better than work.
April 29, 2013 -
Former U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), now president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, claims that unauthorized immigrants are a burden on the social safety net -- but the numbers don't bear that out.