Baylen Linnekin on the School Lunch Fight


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The ongoing fight over the USDA's controversial National School Lunch Program reached new depths this week, as Republicans in Congress and First Lady Michelle Obama argued openly over the direction the trouble program should take.

But like so many food fights in Washington, writes Baylen Linnekin, this latest series of political volleys is really just another battle over the proper role of big government. Conservatives and others who oppose the current school lunch program and who want to roll back the program to what it looked like several years ago are simply supporting a government program that failed years ago, while Mrs. Obama wants to expand the program that's failing right now.