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The American middle class is no longer the world's richest David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy New York Times April 22, 2014

Emalee Short played with her dog outside her grandparents’ home in Hensley, W.Va., in long-struggling McDowell County. Photo: Travis Dove/New York Times

Emalee Short played with her dog outside her grandparents’ home in Hensley, W.Va., in long-struggling McDowell County. Photo: Travis Dove/New York Times

Fifty years into the War on Poverty, hardship hits back Trip Gabriel New York Times April 20, 2014  Also see US hunger images and stories

Photo of  Derric Winters. Photo: Washington Post

"Since returning from Afghanistan, Derric Winters had tried to replace the war by working construction, roughnecking in the oil fields and enrolling in community college. He had tried divorce and remarriage; alcohol and drugs; biker gangs and street racing; therapy appointments and trips to a shooting range for what he called “recoil therapy.” He had tried driving two hours to the hospital in Laramie, proclaiming himself in need of help and checking himself in. On this day, he was on his way to try what he considered the most unlikely solution yet: a 9-to-5 office job as a case worker helping troubled veterans — even though he hated office work and had so far failed to help himself." Photo: Washington Post

Ugh. I miss it. Transitioning from military to civilian life and from camaraderie to isolation  Eli Saslow Washington Post April 19, 2014 Also see US hunger images and stories

Breeder Alan Krivanek checks on tomato plants. Photo: Max Whittaker/Washington Post

Breeder Alan Krivanek checks on tomato plants. Photo: Max Whittaker/Washington Post

Tweaking 10,000 years of plant history Adrian Higgins Washington Post April 16, 2014

The relationship between single mothers and poverty is not as simple as it seems Emily Badger Washington Post April 10, 2014 See full report

Student Paul Vaughn, 22, poses for a portrait on the campus of George Mason University on Thursday in Fairfax. Vaughn has struggled with living expenses, including food costs. Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Student Paul Vaughn, 22, poses for a portrait on the campus of George Mason University on Thursday in Fairfax. Vaughn has struggled with living expenses, including food costs. Photo: Matt McClain/The Washington Post

More college students battle hunger as education and living costs rise Tara Bahrampour Washington Post April 9, 2014

What we know about how poor neighborhoods become wealthier: very few of them do and many of those that do are in cities with substantial income growth Emily Badger Washington Post April 9, 2014  See Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland report

Ohio farm with statue of chicken.  Photo: Washington Post

What economic recovery looks like: In rural Ohio, Perham Egg wants to hire 40 people at its new factory. But in some places, matching the jobs to the job-seekers can prove a struggle. Photo: Washington Post

The recovery puzzle: A new factory in Ohio struggles to match jobs to job-seekers Monica Hesse Washington Post April 5, 2014 Hiring rises, but number of jobless stays high Nelson D. Schwartz New York Times April 4, 2014

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CURRENT EDITORIALS, OPINION, AND LETTERS

A roadmap for survival: The latest UN report on addressing climate change reflects a strong Western bias, but it's the most comprehensive tool we've got Oscar Reyes Foreign Policy In Focus April 10, 2014

North Korea’s crimes against humanity demand action Washington Post April 15, 2014

Saving South Sudan: A bitter schism between two men threatens millions of people Washington Post April 9, 2014

The truth about the pay gap New York Times April 9, 2014

Funding for 10,000 childen lost in 2 days as a result of World Vision's decision to allow hiring of married gay people Matthew Paul Turner April 3, 2014

Development aid: Enemy of emancipation Firoze Manjii Foreign Policy In Focus March 24, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report on foreign aid

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Man selling fortified biscuits in store in Afghanistan. Photo: Khalid Nahez/IRIN

 Fortified biscuits on sale in Afghanistan—getting to the consumer is the trick. Photo: Khalid Nahez/IRIN

Fortified food—persuading the private sector to do good IRIN News April 18, 2014

Senegalese forces train with US Marines. Photo: US Marine Corps/Flickr

Senegalese forces train with US Marines. The US military is now conducting exercises and operations with virtually every African military. Photo: US Marine Corps/Flickr

AFRICOM goes to war on the sly: An AFRICOM official says the US has been "at war" in Africa for over two years Nick Turse TomDispatch and Foreign Policy In Focus  April 15, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report on foreign assistance

Eritrean refugee. Photo: Sasha Kimel / Flickr

Eritrean refugee. Photo: Sasha Kimel / Flickr

Eritrean refugees at risk: Eritrean refugees face human trafficking, exploitation, and hostility throughout North Africa and the Sahel  Dan Connell Foreign Policy In Focus and The Nation April 10, 2014

 

A South Sudanese woman grinds grain from the World Food Program on Wednesday in western Ethiopia, where close to 90,000 South Sudanese have fled. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

South Sudan urgently needs help to stave off famine, UN warns Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times April 3, 2014 At quiet rebel base, plotting an assult against South Sudan's oil fields Jacey Fortin New York Times April 3, 2014  Q&A: South Sudan clashes BBC News January 7, 2014 See also Saving South Sudan: A bitter schism between two men threatens millions of people Washington Post April 9, 2014

Verdiana Msuya and her daughter sieving cereals to remove soil/impurities, Mangio village, Mwanga District, February 2014. Photo: Kizito Makoye/IRIN News

Verdiana Msuya and her daughter sieving cereals to remove soil/impurities, Mangio village, Mwanga District, February 2014. Photo: Kizito Makoye/IRIN News

How equal rights boosts food security IRIN News April 1, 2014

Man in Ugandan demonstration holding up poster that says "No to the Ugandan illegal anti-homosexuality bill." Photo: Kaytee Riek/Flickr

The anti-homosexuality bill has led to widespread international condemnation. Photo: Kaytee Riek/Flickr

Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupt healthcare in Uganda IRIN News April 2, 2014 Ugandan police raid US-financed health project in what appeared to be the first public action to enforce a new anti-homosexuality law Associated Press New York Times April 5, 2014 Also see Funding for 10,000 childen lost in 2 days as a result of World Vision's decision to allow hiring of married gay people Matthew Paul Turner April 3, 2014

Members of a Bangladesh farming community sitting on the highest land in their community, only a few feet above surrounding water and mud.  Photo: Kadir van Lohuizen/New York Times

Bangladesh, with its low elevation and severe tropical storms, is among the countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, though it has contributed little to the emissions that are driving it. Photo: Kadir van Lohuizen/New York Times

Borrowed time on disappearing land: Facing rising seas, Bangladesh confronts the consequences of climate change Gardiner Harris New York Times March 28, 2014 Panel's warning on climate risk: Worst is yet to come Justin Gillis New York Times March 31, 2014 See Hunger Notes special report Hunger, the Environment and Climate Change

General who led overthrow of Egypt's first elected government and is now the defacto ruler to run for president of Egypt David D Kirkpatrick New York Times March 26, 2014 See the section Avoiding overthrow of Hunger Notes special report on Harmful economic systems 529 Egyptians sentenced to death over the killing of a police officer  David D Kirkpatrick New York Times March 24, 2014 See the section Keeping people oppressed of Hunger Notes special report on Harmful economic systems  Egypt's military expands its power over the economy Abigail Hauslohner Washington Post March 16, 2014 See the section Obtaining income of Hunger Notes special report on Harmful economic systems  Egyptian authorities detain thousands amid crackdown on dissentt Erin Cunningham Washington Post March 10, 2014 See the section Keeping people oppressed of Hunger Notes special report on Harmful economic systems

Woman farmer standing in front of her destroyed house in Bessan, a village in northwest CAR, which suffered considerable destruction at the hands of Seleka rebels. Photo: Nicholas Long/IRIN

Bessan, a village in northwest CAR, suffered considerable destruction at the hands of Seleka rebels. Photo: Nicholas Long/IRIN

UN issues new warnings on Central African Republic Nick Cumming-Bruce New York Times April 3, 2014  With the main harvest season just weeks away, Central African Republic farmers struggle to recover from devastation IRIN News March 12, 2014 New IRIN film: Bangui’s ghettos IRIN News March 13, 2014

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Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory Jennifer Ayres Reviewed by the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church February 4, 2014

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