The Corner

Dem. Rep. Questions Religious Faith of GOP over Welfare Reform

Representative Barbara Lee (D., Calif.) questioned whether her Republican colleagues were properly living out their faith when the House passed reform to SNAP programs last week.

“Many people on the other side who voted for this are people of faith,” Lee said on MSNBC over the weekend. “They go to church on Sunday and they pray, yet here on Thursday, what do they do? They move to cut and take away food from hungry people.” Host Karen Finney agreed with Lee, claiming that the pope would agree that it was “mean-spirited.”

The House’s reform included a $40 billion reduction, which would take place over the course of a decade in an effort to weed out fraud and abuse.

Most Popular


An Idea for Student Loans: Get Rid of Them

Here is a three-part plan for something practical the federal government could do to relieve college-loan debt. Step 1: The federal government should stop making college loans itself and cease guaranteeing any such loans. Step 2: It should prohibit educational lending by federally regulated financial institutions ... Read More
White House

The Problem with the Mueller Report

So much for collusion. The media conversation has now officially moved on from the obsession of the last two years to obstruction of justice. That’s because the first volume of the voluminous Mueller report, the half devoted to what was supposed to be the underlying crime of a Trump conspiracy with Russia, ... Read More
White House


Some of you will be familiar with a lefty, partisan Democratic organization called MoveOn, formerly MoveOn.Org. It was founded during an investigation into President Bill Clinton’s shenanigans (which were not, Democratic mythology notwithstanding, strictly sexual in nature) and argued that it was time for the ... Read More

A Reckoning Is in Store for Democrats

The crisis of the Democrats is becoming more evident each week. Those of us who have been loudly predicting for years that the Russian-collusion argument would be exposed as a defamatory farce, and that the authors of it would eventually pay for it, are bemused at the fallback position of the Trump-haters: that ... Read More