News that will make you angry

From the New York Times, Kim Severson explains that a Cut in Food Stamps Forces Hard Choices on Poor. Gina Lamb there pointed out that “More than 47 million people affected.” Amanda Becker with Reuters asked, “Are there foodstamp-like private programs where one can donate to make up gap created by cuts? Pls let me know.” Amanda Becker there added, “NYT dispatch from ‘a Food Lion in Charleston where as many as 75 percent of the shoppers use food stamps...’”

In other sad news, read about the Pine Bush, N.Y., School District Facing Accusations of Anti-Semitism. Theunis Bates at The Week Magazine said, “‘Asked about the presence of Jewish families, he blurted out, 'We don’t want them in our town.’ This is upstate New York.” Colleague Samantha Rollins said, “I have only once dealt with overt anti-Semitism in high school. I can't imagine dealing with it every day.” Ariel Zirulnick at Christian Science Monitor pointed out: “‘Swastikas, Slurs and Torment in Town’s Schools’ -- in NY, 1.5 hours north of the city.”

And if you’re not angry enough already, Lynne Marek tells us that the Onion halts all print editions, turns entirely to digital 'news'. John Pletz at Crain's Chicago Business explained, “Nearly 30 years after Harold Ramis said 'print is dead,' Onion confirms it.” Michael Schaffer from The New Republic wrote, “Onion story: Newspaper halts print publication, CEO calls step ‘important’ way to ‘succeed.’ Freelancer John McQuaid shared: “RIP to @TheOnion’s print edition. It was the only printed newspaper I wanted to read all the way through.” Michael Roston at the New York Times looked to the future: “The Onion will eventually have the funniest paywall in the digital news business.”

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