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Obama’s Forgotten Child Hunger Debacle

Mises Institute, September 27, 2022 Obama’s Forgotten Child Hunger Debacle by James Bovard At a White House summit tomorrow, President Joe Biden will repeat his proclamation of a goal to end hunger in America by 2030. In 1969, President Richard Nixon promised to end hunger at a similar White House summit. The vast expansion of […]

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New York Post: Biden’s Hunger Hubbub Ignores Federal Obesity Fiasco

New York Post, September 23, 2022 Biden’s hunger hubbub ignores the federal obesity fiasco By  James Bovard   President Joe Biden hosts a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health next Thursday. He promises to “take bold steps to end hunger,” and his summit will likely unleash a torrent of demands for new federal […]

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Mass College Hunger is a Statistical Sham

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal sponsored a debate between myself and four of the leading academic activists on food insecurity among college students. Here is a list of those experts; my piece is reposted below. Sara Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology at Temple University, and Founding Director of […]

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Buttigieg’s Biggest Boondoggle: An Army Of Federally Funded Leftist Activists?

American Renewal Buttigieg’s Biggest Boondoggle: An Army Of Federally Funded Leftist Activists? James Bovard Contributor November 20, 2019 5:18 PM ET Democratic presidential frontrunner Pete Buttigieg is calling for a vast expansion of “national service” to enlist a million young Americans to perform federally approved activities. Buttigieg says his program will “repair the social fabric […]

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USA TODAY: College Students Aren’t Starving, They’re Fat

 USA TODAY, April 11, 2018  Starvation issues in universities? The real college problem is obesity. by James Bovard, Opinion columnist A new report claims college students are ‘food insecure’ and starving. But better research shows they’re overweight and lazy. Starvation might be stalking among college students, according to shocking headlines in Newsweek and elsewhere, and The Washington Post warns of […]

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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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