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Hillary Clinton: The leader we need to fight global hunger

You may not believe it, but this is what a Republican senator once said of Hillary Clinton as secretary of State: “She is dedicated to her job. She loves her country. She understands the issues. … More importantly I think she is a good role model for young people.”

These were the words of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) when introducing Clinton at an event on global hunger in 2012. Clinton thanked him joking, “We promised him that we would seize and erase all tapes of what he has just said,” in order to protect Graham’s career.

The issue of hunger is one where Clinton showed leadership and the ability to work with Republicans. This is more important than ever, with hunger escalating because of conflict around the globe.

Read my full commentary at The Hill

 

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My History News Network column on the Battle of the Somme

What were the news headlines 100 years ago today? Imagine what stories you would see on cable TV or in your Facebook news feed if the year were 1916.

The top story would undoubtedly be World War I and the Battle of the Somme, which started in July, 1916.

British and French forces took on the German army near the River Somme in northern France. It was a senseless slaughter that claimed thousands of lives even in the first days of the battle, which lasted for several months.

Read the full article at the History News Network.

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My Pensacola News Journal Oped: Help Farmers Feed Us All

Every Sunday, as Burwinkel Farms of Ohio sets up its summer food stand, a special pickup takes place. A member of the nearby Holy Family Church Pantry stops by to get some of the yummy fruits and vegetables that Burwinkels is so known for.

Burwinkels gives away many boxes of its produce to the Pantry, including some donated by customer purchase. This is fresh, nutritious food that will be distributed to low-income families in the coming week.

Fresh fruits and vegetables seem easy to find for many of us. Just a trip to the grocery store or farm stand and we can get the most nutritious food available.

See the full commentary at the Pensacola News Journal:

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Senate urged to pass Feed the Future bill

Earlier this week at Huffington Post I wrote about the Feed the Future bill pending in the House. The legislation is officially titled the Global Food Security Act (H.R. 5656).

Read the full article at Examiner.

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House to vote on bill that fights world hunger

It won’t make headlines that the House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on a bill that fights global hunger. But it’s truly an event that can change the world, if we have the will.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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South Sudan program offers glimpse of Feed the Future

As South Sudan struggles with a severe hunger crisis, ongoing aid programs offer a glimpse of what peace might bring.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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Senators back Feed the Future legislation

Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania recently introduced legislation to fight world hunger. The bill calls for funding a program called Feed the Future. Already a few of his colleagues have signed on.

Read the full article at Examiner.

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