Oh, SNAP: cutting food won’t stamp out poverty

Two weeks ago, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted 217-210 to slash funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or “food stamps,” by $39 billion over the next 10 years. A day later, the Wall Street Journal printed an editorial with the headline “Won’t Work for Food,” positioning the SNAP debate along classic cultural lines.

Wash. U. students change allegiance as Republican race continues

As the field of Republican candidates narrows, students at Washington University are struggling to choose their favorites as the race plays out among the four remaining candidates: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Freshman Kaitlin McTague used to support Michelle Bachmann but is now leaning toward Romney.

| Contributing Reporter

Irony and the current American Moment

While we wait and see if the Obama presidency was worth all the trouble, we can distract ourselves with the sheer strangeness that pervades the current political moment, perhaps best typified by the spate of right-wing demonstrations that are such a source of consternation for all those not involved in them, Republicans included.

| Forum Editor

MBA graduate and law professor face off in Mo. state auditor race

The Republican primary race for Missouri state auditor between two Washington University faces, a professor and an MBA graduate, has heated up as one of them ramped up his campaign last week.

| Copy Chief

GOP ticket: elderly and ill, inexperienced and underqualified

The Republicans shouldn’t have a chance in this fall’s election.

| Staff Columnist

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