This year, 23 states are expected to lose federal food aid because of stricter rules triggered by falling unemployment rates. But the economy hasn't improved equally for everybody.
Polls suggest most Americans believe states should drug test individuals who benefit from government programs, and politicians are following their lead. But does it make any sense?
Kafkaesque efforts to cut down on food stamp fraud are just throwing money at a problem that probably wasn't that big of a deal to begin with.