By Jerry Zremski
WASHINGTON -- WIth food stamps increasingly seeming like a political football in Washington, today's top read, from the Los Angeles Times, notes that there's a big difference among states in terms of how they encourage the poor to use the program -- or don't.
Meantime, The New York Times notes that federal employee travel is one of the main victims of sequestration.
And The Wshington Post shows that tough-on-crime politics is increasingly passe.
Finally, I must note that it's August, and the flow of news is starting to slow -- but the flow of coffee is not. That being the case, here's a top read that's far more lighthearted than usual: NPR's take on one Canadian's struggles with the lid on his Tim Horton's coffee.