Missouri Republican Wants to Ban Food Stamp Users from Buying Steak

Missouri State Representative Rick Brattin, who’s presumably run out of every other better thing to do, is sponsoring legislation that would prevent people receiving food stamps from buying “cookies, chips, energy drinks, soft drinks, seafood or steak.” He’s already admitted the bill might need “tweaking” to permit… » 4/03/15 3:30pm 4/03/15 3:30pm

Pol: Spy On Food Stamp Users to Make Sure They're Acting Poor Enough

There's nothing Tea Party freshman and ace troll Glenn Grothman of Wisconsin hates more than a handout: he's vocal on his feelings that welfare is "a bribe not to work that hard" and that food stamp programs "encourage sloth." Now Grothman is reportedly encouraging his constituents to ask a few hard questions of… » 2/25/15 10:10am 2/25/15 10:10am

Rand Paul Thinks Unmarried Poor Women Should Just Stop Having Sex

Aging Brillo pad Rand Paul has a brilliant suggestion for a weapon in his ongoing war against the terrifying dragon of the unwed single mother who won't stop living off the government: tell her that if she won't stop having kids, she doesn't get any more government benefits. Rand Paul also famously opposes giving… » 1/30/14 12:20pm 1/30/14 12:20pm

Study Says Obesity Is a Poor People Problem

Childhood obesity is a socioeconomic issue. According to a new study, Harvard University researchers found that children with better educated parents are less likely to become overweight because they are more active. On the other hand, in the shadows of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign to fight… » 1/14/14 12:45pm 1/14/14 12:45pm

Paul Ryan's Favorite Band Really, Really Hates Him

Ah, the perils of being The Man — everything cool exists to protest your existence, and, unless you can play the saxophone or break dance, nothing you do will ever be cool. Paul Ryan's learning this the hard way, as Tom Morello, a founding member of Rage Against the Machine (who Ryan says is his favorite band) wrote… » 8/17/12 12:20pm 8/17/12 12:20pm

Jake Chokes Reese; Selma Blair Gives Stink-Eye; Paris Parties With New…

Welcome back to the Monday morning edition of Snap Judgment, in which we publish the celebrity snaps that came in over the earlier part of the weekend. Inside: Jake jostles Reese around,Posh Spice looks sad, Mischa does Miu Miu, Sandra Oh stares, and Mariska Hargitay enjoys her adorable, highly-animated baby boy. All… » 3/03/08 9:15am 3/03/08 9:15am