Opinion | Remember Puerto Rico

I’m occasionally going to use this newsletter to update readers about the situation in Puerto Rico, because I think it’s important to keep the crisis there fresh in our minds. There isn’t nearly enough political pressure on the federal government to help the people of Puerto Rico. The basics. Almost five months after Hurricane Maria…

Opinion | The ‘Blue Apron’ SNAP proposal showcases the worst of the Trump a…

“A Blue Apron-type program where you actually receive the food instead of receive the cash.” That’s how Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration’s latest proposal to slash funding to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food aid to low-income families. The government would make up the difference by…