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USA Today: Food Stamps are a Dietary Disaster

USA TODAY, June 1, 2017 Donald Trump’s budget slashes government junk food pipeline to the poor by James Bovard Food stamps foolishly fuel diabetes and obesity Perhaps the most controversial element of the Trump administration’s budget is the proposal to reduce food stamp spending by 25% or $193 billion over the next decade. Forty-four million people […]

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USA TODAY: Budget Bill Leaves No Boondoggle Behind

USA TODAY, December 17, 2015 BUDGET BILL LEAVES NO BOONDOGGLE BEHIND by James Bovard Republican congressional leaders are like a football coach who believes the secret to winning is to punt early and often. House Speaker Paul Ryan and others are claiming victory over the 2,000-plus page appropriations bill, but this is a “no boondoggle left […]

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The Ravages of Bad Federal Dietary Advice

Horrendously-misguided federal dietary advice may have played a key role in one of the biggest public health disasters in recent American history. The federal government is in the process of revising in its dietary guidelines.  The Washington Post recently had a long piece on how the anti-whole milk  bias in prior federal guidelines helped spur an […]

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Hunger Coalition Attacks my USA Today Hunger Piece

My USA Today oped on “Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade”  is being reprinted in newspapers around the nation. It popped up in a few places in New Jersey and spurred the response below from the director of the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. This anti-hunger activist laments that “USDA found that some 17 million people across the […]

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USA TODAY: Washington’s Latest Hunger Charade

USA TODAY, September 9, 2015 Washington’s latest hunger charade by James Bovard  USDA plays games with definitions to create fraudulent scare. ‘Food insecure’ is the new hungry. The Agriculture Department announced this morning that 48 million Americans lived in “food insecure” households in 2014.” Soon you’ll hear we’re suffering an epidemic of hunger. While the federal government […]

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FFF: The Food Security Charade

  From the December 2014 issue of Future of Freedom, from the Future of Freedom Foundation – The Food-Security Charade by James Bovard Federal spending on food aid has skyrocketed in recent decades, and the feds are now feeding more than 100 million Americans. Yet, according to the Agriculture Department (USDA), far more Americans are […]

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BARRON’S: Nanny Doesn’t Like Cigars

Barron’s, February 9, 2015 Nanny Doesn’t Like Cigars by James Bovard More than 50 years after President John F. Kennedy secretly purchased 1,200 Cuban cigars prior to imposing a trade embargo on Fidel Castro’s regime, President Barack Obama said on Dec. 17 that he is reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba and hopes Congress will end […]

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