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  • Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It

    Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It
    Last week, American restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and foodie, to eat on $29 a week, purportedly the amount a single food stamp user receives in benefits, for the "Food Stamp Challenge."
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...

    FACT CHECK: Rubio rhetoric breaks with past, but ideas don't

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio launched a Republican presidential campaign this week with a promise to reject "the leaders and ideas of the past." It was a not-so-subtle jab from a 43-year-old fresh-faced, senator at his likely 2016 competitors, Republican Jeb...

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ WASHINGTON MUST ACT NOW ON NEW FEDERAL HIGHWAY BILL If you've ever driven Interstate 83 North on the way home from Baltimore, you've noticed the difference: a smooth and trouble-free stretch of highway turns...

    Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?

    Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?
    Political pundits like to label gratuitous political gaffes as "unforced errors" — mistakes that come out of right field without warning or reason. These events are given extra analysis because they are unexpected and uncalled for —...