Starting today, millions of Americans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—better known as food stamps—will see their benefits drop now that the temporary increase instituted by the Obama administration's stimulus package has not been renewed.
And, of course, the only thing that can save him is listening to the media so willing to give him oodles of invaluable advice. Let's take a moment to look back at the unsolicited advice hall of fame—as well as a sample of what spoonfuls of medicine in column inch form have been offered this week to help the president get out of his rut.
Anniversaries always prove a convenient shortcut for news organizations to create content, and we've all replied in kind to commemorating the year since Hurricane Sandy belted the East Coast. Climate change has unsurprisingly been a repeated refrain.
Especially since our rapidly changing environment means that an upcoming line-up of similar storms is all but certain.
We're a week out from Election Day, which means the local media markets in cities and states with consequential races will be saturated with 24/7 coverage from here on out. For those of us who don't live in a place with a sexy campaign to obsess over, here's the CliffNotes version of our off-season elections.