The Farm Bill’s Threat to Food Security

Hunger still exists in America, and the national food-stamp program is one of the policy tools Americans have for fixing the problem. Those two facts aren’t in debate. In its annual report on household food security, released Wednesday, the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed these conclusions. On a hopeful note, the report finds that…

A Heat-Check for Progressive Democrats

Delaware isn’t exactly where one goes looking for progressive insurgencies. The state’s most famous politician is Joe Biden, a New Democrat who might be the second-best national example of the “triangulation” era of the party’s evolution, after Bill Clinton. Senator Chris Coons once worked for Ronald Reagan, and has garnered a reputation in the upper…

The Federal Government Takes Control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Remember the 2008 financial and subprime mortgage crises? Of course you do. So you’ve likely at least heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Both Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) buy and sell mortgage-backed securities, purchase mortgages, and guarantee a great number…

GOP Candidate Questions Native-American Opponent’s Heritage: She Wasn’t ‘Ra…

A white Republican congressional candidate on Thursday openly questioned her opponent’s Native American heritage on Fox News, claiming she was not “raised on a reservation.” During a segment on Fox & Friends, host Ainsley Earhardt asked New Mexico candidate Janice Arnold-Jones about her Democratic opponent Deb Haaland, who, if elected, as Earhardt pointed out, would…