With Poverty Still High, Food Stamps Should Be Expanded

The Census data released today reinforces that reducing poverty should be a national priority. The headline? From 2010 to 2011 official poverty rate remained flat at 15%. That's better than many analysts expected, but it's still a pressing problem. That's also just one measure. Dylan Matthews at Wonkblog rightly points out that the official metric misses the impact of government programs.  << Read More