September 12, 2012 2:54 AM

Commentary: Hungry children shouldn't be political pawns

Before he lit up the Internet with comments on rape, Todd Akin was slamming efforts that feed hungry children. His dismissive thoughts on school lunch programs were overshadowed by his far more appalling statement on “legitimate rape.” But it’s the derision of federal government help for hungry children that is the tougher political issue.

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