Hot Topics – Food Security

Hunger in Montana, Montana Food Bank Network. October 7, 2017. How to feed 800 million: The battle over the future of US food aid, ABC News. November 11, 2017. Wasted: How America Is Losing Up to 40 Percent of Its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill, National Resources Defense Council. August 16, 2017. Household Food Security in the United States in 2016, Summary, USDA Economic Research Service. September 2017. U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs, US Department of Health and Human Services. Retrieved November 16, 2017. SNAP Boosts Retailers and Local Economies, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. August 29, 2017. SNAP: Frequently Asked Questions, SNAP To Health!.  New America. Web. 24 October 2017. About WIC- WIC at a Glance, USDA Food and Nutrition Service. February 27, 2015. Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), USDA Food and Nutrition Service. January 21, 2016. Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 2: Zero Hunger – Targets, United Nations Development Programme. January 2016. Content contributed by Sarah Karbassi.  ...

Hot Topics – Gun Violence: Facts and Debate

Gun Violence Archive, retrieved October 7, 2017 America’s gun culture in 10 charts, BBC, October 4, 2017 FACT CHECK: Is Chicago Proof That Gun Laws Don’t Work?, NPR, October 5, 2017 Ask FactCheck: Trump Nixed Gun-Control Rule?, FactCheck.org, October 6, 2017 Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel, late-night hosts on gun violence after Las Vegas attack, Politifact.com, October 3, 2017 The Rules of the Gun Debate, The Atlantic, October 6, 2017 There Can Be No Truce with the Second Amendment, The New Yorker, October 2, 2017 I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise, The Washington Post, October 3, 2017 The research is clear: gun control saves lives- The Washington Post’s viral anti–gun control piece gets a lot wrong, Vox, October 4, 2017 We can’t stop mass murder, The Week, October 6, 2017  ...

Hot Topics – Potential Consequences of the American Health Care Act

What’s in the Health-care Bill the House Just Passed? The Atlantic, May 4, 2017 American Health Care Act, Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2-17 On the AHCA Vote and the Future of American Health Care (podcast), Brookings Institute, May 4, 2017 American Medical Association Condemns House Healthcare Passage, The Hill, May 4, 2017 Allowing States to Define “Essential Health Benefits” Could Weaken ACA Protections Against Catastrophic Costs for People with Employer Coverage Nationwide, Brookings Institute, May 2, 2017 Five Big Consequences of Trumpcare Win, BBC, May 4, 2017 The Facts on the GOP Healthcare Bill, Factcheck, May 4,...

Hot Topics – Russian Hacking of U.S. Presidential Elections

The alarming response to Russian meddling in American democracy, The Economist, December 11, 2016 Barack Obama promises retaliation against Russia over hacking during US election, The Guardian, December 16, 2016 Russia’s View of the Election Hacks: Denials, Amusement, Comeuppance, The New Yorker, December 20, 2016 Can U.S. election hack be traced to Russia? BBC, December 22, 2016 U.S. set to announce response to Russian hacking: sources, Fiscal Times, December 28, 2016 Russian Hacking in the U.S. Election, New York Times, (ongoing coverage) Did Putin Direct Russian Hacking? And Other Big Questions, The Atlantic, January 6, 2017 By Zscout370 at English Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link  ...

Hot Topics – The Dakota Access Pipeline

Life in the Native American Oil Protest Camps (in pictures), BBC News, September 2, 2016 A Pipeline Fight and America’s Dark Past, The New Yorker, September 6, 2016 The Legal Case for Blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline,The Atlantic, September 9, 2016 Understanding the Controversy Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, Smithsonian Magazine, September 14, 2016 AFL-CIO Backs Dakota Access Pipeline and the “Family Supporting Jobs” It Provides, In These Times, September 17, 2016 America Needs the Dakota Access Pipeline, Newsmax, September 19, 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor, Common Dreams, September 29, 2016 Dakota Access Pipeline (ongoing coverage), Democracy Now! Repercussions of Dakota Access Pipeline Delay, Real Clear Energy, October 17, 2016 Amnesty International USA to Monitor the North Dakota Pipeline Protests, Amnesty International, October 28,...