Madonna slams Tennessee drag law — tour date benefits transgender rights

Madonna and drag queens will take a “celebration tour” to Nashville this winter amid Tennessee’s new law against drag performers. The 64-year-old ‘express yourself’ icon 8 additional tour dates announced One of them will be held in Music City on December 22nd, with ticket proceeds going to transgender organizations. Joining her on stage is Bob […]

Consider benefits of shorter military enlistments

In recent comments at George Washington University, US Secretary of War Christine Wormuth said: Confirmed to be a top priority for 2023 “We’re solving our recruiting problem.” Admitting that the Army missed its 2022 recruiting target of 15,000 recruits, which represents a 25% shortfall, it’s still expressed confidence that such recruitment challenges could be overcome […]

Democrats brace for fight over SNAP benefits in farm bill

House and Senate Democrats are ready to take hardline action to protect the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in this year’s Farm Bill. Democrats argue that the end of this month’s pandemic-era SNAP hike is already too many cuts for the average program recipient to handle, and any additional cuts would be […]

530K Alabama children eligible for summer food benefits

An estimated 530,000 children in Alabama are receiving free or discounted school meals and will be eligible for food benefits after the school year ends this summer, officials said Tuesday. . Eligible households receive $120 for each participating student to purchase food covered by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program at stores that accept electronic benefit […]

Biden once again targets fossil fuel benefits in budget proposal

After a year of disputes between his administration and the industry, President Biden is targeting government subsidies to the fossil fuel industry again in his new budget. Biden’s proposal, which is highly unlikely to be taken up by Congress, “removes special tax breaks for investments in oil and gas companies, and other fossil fuel tax […]

Food banks prepare for emergency benefits to go away as Americans struggle to make ends meet

A food bank in Geneva, Illinois, says the move will affect 450,000 customers each month as emergency food stamp benefits expire this month. As COVID-era Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits expire this month, some food banks are warning that most of their clients, who are working-class families, are “struggling to make ends meet.” increase. […]

Emergency SNAP benefits ending after 3 years

Restaurant: Impossible host Robert Irvine previews his new book, Overcoming Impossible, and discusses the growing stress on seniors and military personnel caused by rising costs at grocery stores. Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits have ended in dozens of states. Quotas were issued by February amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Congress temporarily increased SNAP benefits […]