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  • UC pays $38,055 to officer involved in pepper-spray incident

    A former UC Davis police officer who received worldwide notoriety for pepper-spraying campus protesters two years ago will be receive $38,055 in workers' compensation after claiming he suffered depression and anxiety as result of the public outcry. John...
  • The House GOP dials a wrong number on the chained CPI

    We've documented how the chained CPI--that new and supposedly "more accurate" inflation index that deficit hawks want to impose on Social Security--is really just an unwarranted benefit cut for the elderly. (You can find some of our columns on the topic...
  • Explaining the 'mystery' of where all the disabled are coming from

    Explaining the 'mystery' of where all the disabled are coming from
    The apparent explosion in Social Security disability claimants in recent years has provided endless fodder for critics of the program. Their favored explanation is that the growth in the ranks of the disabled, from 250,000 new claimants a year in 1970...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Expand Social Security!

    We've been making the case for years that the proper approach to Social Security is to expand it -- increase benefits and bring more people into its embrace, including college-age survivors of deceased workers. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has now made...
  • Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled

    Fix the Debt reaches out on Twitter, gets massively trolled
    To the chronicles of misbegotten corporate adventures with social media, we can add a new, sterling event. The anti-deficit lobbying organization Fix the Debt staged a question-and-answer chat on Twitter Thursday. Its goal presumably was to reach...
  • CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out

    CNBC goes to school on Social Security, flunks out
    A couple of well-heeled anchor-reporters for CNBC -- the type of people who need never beg for lunch dates among Wall Street bankers -- Friday batted around the supposed threat to the republic posed by hordes of seniors collecting Social Security...
  • Is 70 the new 65? Regarding Social Security, it just may be

    Have you heard that 70 is the new 65? If not, you will. Momentum is growing to get people to think that way before retiring. The notion is being trumpeted in the nation's capital as a way to ease pressure on Social Security, and it is circulating among...
  • Chan Lowe: Obamacare rollout fiasco

    Chan Lowe: Obamacare rollout fiasco
    The job of president of the United States is so complex that the learning curve never ends, even when the occupant of the Oval Office has been awarded a second four-year contract.   Each president has to learn certain basics all over again for...
  • Fiscal irresponsibility is here to stay

    Fiscal irresponsibility is here to stay
    In ending the rancorous impasse that led to the shutdown of much of the federal government, Democrats and Republicans agreed they need to sit down together and address the budget to avoid a repeat of the debacle next year. And they probably will reach...
  • Roof tent is no circus for tenants in Glendale

    Roof tent is no circus for tenants in Glendale
    Hovhannes Markaryan removes his shoes when he enters his Glendale apartment to reduce the amount of movement his neighbors downstairs hear.  He's especially careful because he knows what it's like to live under noisy neighbors, even though the 80-year-...
  • Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer

    Robert T. Franklin Sr., lawyer
    Robert T. Franklin Sr., who practiced law for three decades and was a founding partner of Franklin & Prokopik, drowned Nov. 23 while vacationing at St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Lutherville resident was 55. Mr. Franklin and his wife of 33 years,...