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8 Myths About Hunger in America

8 Myths About Hunger in America
BY IRWIN STOOLMACHER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

There are many widely held false misconceptions about hunger in America. The first and most insidious is that there is no hunger in America. This myth is reinforced by the deniers like Rush Limbaugh who on his syndicated radio show said: “The idea that there is perpetual hunger out there [in America] is a myth and a lie….”

#1: Hunger is a myth.

There are 50 million Americans who are food insecure, which is the most broadly-used measure of food deprivation in the United States. The USDA defines food insecurity as meaning “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”

 

NJ Medical Marijuana Gets Assist in Washington

NJ Medical Marijuana Gets Assist in Washington
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Many banks have been hesitant to deal with medical marijuana businesses due to potential penalties under federal laws. Many of them have been operating as cash-only ser...

Chris Christie Visits Iowa, But Not For Presidential Race

Chris Christie Visits Iowa, But Not For Presidential Race
BY FRANCESCA PHILLIPPY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie has made his first of many visits to Iowa to raise money for other Republican politicians, including Gov. Terry Branstad, for the upcomin...

California church helps undocumented immigrants get east

California church helps undocumented immigrants get east
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In the midst of turmoil and violence circulating the topic of immigration, a church in California temporarily put the politics aside in order to “address a humanit...

Hillary Clinton Book Signing to Be NJ Mob Scene

Hillary Clinton Book Signing to Be NJ Mob Scene
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Possible 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton opened her latest book tour in New York last month, and more than 1,000 people came by to see her.

Clinto...

Republican says Chris Christie running scared is 'a sad sight to see'

Republican says Chris Christie running scared is 'a sad sight to see'
BY KRISTEN LAULETTI
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Joe Scarborough, a Republican, took digs at Chris Christie as he disagreed with the governor’s decision to not meet with parents of the victims of the Sandy Hoo...

NJIT forced into Middle of US Smart Guns Debate

NJIT forced into Middle of US Smart Guns Debate
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In a political stalemate between firearms advocates, the NRA and a New Jersey law that is currently hindering the retail of smart guns, NJIT is racing against the ...

UPDATE: Steven Bonfiglio pleads self defense in death of Stephen McMahon

UPDATE: Steven Bonfiglio pleads self defense in death of Stephen McMahon
BY MARY MARSHALL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A Manalapan-native was arrested for the second time this week and charged for murder after being arraigned to Stapleton Criminal Court in Staten Island last week o...

Chris Christie bows to Hillary Clinton in latest presidential poll

Chris Christie bows to Hillary Clinton in latest presidential poll
BY PAT SMITH
FOR NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sweeps the Democratic primary field for the 2016 presidential race, taking 58 percent of the vote, and tops several possi...

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