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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2013 10:00 am

We editorialized last week that tragedies, such as the death of 19 firefighters in the Yarnell Hill Fire, happen beyond any political or geographic boundary. Well, that’s a fine sentiment, but what about tragedies that aren’t dramatic, that don’t happen on the quasi-biblical scale of the Yarnell Hill deaths?

Hunger in America is that kind of tragedy, but unfortunately, unity is not in the offing on this issue. Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives advanced a Farm Bill that was stripped of the nutrition title that funds such programs as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP or food stamps.

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