food stamps

politics

The Government Shutdown Is Putting These Foods in Danger

Food stamp funding also hangs in the balance as the US enters its longest shutdown in history.
Bettina Makalintal
1.15.19
OHIO

Ohio Strip Club Loses License After Accepting Food Stamps for Lap Dances, Hard Drugs

SNAP benefits are not to be used for tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, ornamental gourds, or uh, meth and boobs.
Jelisa Castrodale
9.25.18
amazon

Beef Update: Bernie Sanders Literally Introduced a ‘Stop Bezos’ Bill

Sanders has made Amazon the poster child for everything wrong with the modern labor market.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.5.18
healthcare

People Are Scared to Use Health Safety Nets Because of ICE

Known as a "chilling effect​," this public health principle can lead to a drop in everything from vaccinations and routine doctor visits to prenatal and HIV care.
Jason Silverstein
7.25.18
privacy

A Proposed Database of Food Stamp Recipients Isn't Only Cruel, It's a Security Risk

The House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill last month and it includes plans to build a massive database in order to catch food stamp participants who register in more than one state.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.3.18
food stamps

Trump Administration Getting Closer to Requiring Drug Tests for SNAP Recipients

If implemented, these requirements may affect 2 million people.
Mayukh Sen
4.13.18
poverty

Trump's Alternative to Food Stamps Is Unrealistic, Unhealthy, and Offensive

Once again, the Trump administration invented a problem whose only solution is taking money from the poor to give to the rich.
Jason Silverstein
2.15.18
politics

Experts Weigh In on Why Trump’s “America’s Harvest Box” Proposal Is Absurd

Don't freak out—SNAP probably won't be replaced by Blue Apron-esque grocery boxes. Here's why.
Danielle Wayda
2.14.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump's budget even crueler than usual, dirty cops convicted in Baltimore, Jeff Sessions praises "Anglo-American" law enforcement, and more.
VICE Staff
2.13.18
politics

House Republican Says to Cut Food Stamps to Pay for Trump's Border Wall

King also equated a rise in food stamps to a rise in obesity.
Alex Swerdloff
7.13.17
food stamps

Trump Cutting Food Stamps Could Ironically Cost Retailers Billions

Walmart and Target could be among those hit hardest.
Dan Bratman
7.1.17
War on the Poor

The GOP Is Waging an Unconstitutional War on the Poor

Drug tests and work requirements for food stamps and Medicaid are just the beginning.
Jason Silverstein
6.29.17
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