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  • Public is appropriately concerned about national debt

    Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years. But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
  • More students will eat for free at school

    WASHINGTON Thousands more students could be eating school lunch completely free starting next fall, thanks to a 4-year-old federal program that is finally expanding to all 50 states. The expansion comes through the so-called Community Eligibility...
  • Education for schools on saving energy

    WASHINGTON — School administrators seeking to reduce district energy costs could have an easier time finding and navigating federal assistance programs under a bill from U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright that passed in the House on Monday. The...
  • Cost of scramble to solve VA wait crisis: $54 billion annually

    CBO estimates the cost of requiring the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide non-VA medical care to any enrolled veteran who cannot get a VA medical appointment within 30 days, or who lives more than 40 miles from a VA medical facility, at a stunning...
  • Why farmers see fertile ground on immigration reform

    We are farmers who raise different types of crops in different regions of our country. Like all farmers, we have lived through difficult periods when bad weather, low prices or weak demand had us doubting we would survive. Whether organic or...
  • Open College Aid To Undocumented Students

    Open College Aid To Undocumented Students
    In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
  • Seattle's grand experiment with the minimum wage

    Seattle this week saw and raised skeptics on the minimum wage, as its City Council unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum for the lowest-paid workers. The nation's highest minimum wage will kick in over the next seven years, depending on the size of...
  • Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says

    Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says
    The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
  • Ex-HHS Secretary Sebelius gets warm reception from health law supporters

    WASHINGTON In one of her first public speaking events since she left office last month, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday thanked her supporters, jabbed her detractors and shared some of the encounters with everyday...
  • America's failing infrastructure is in plain sight

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, June 16: Roads and bridges are a basic responsibility of the government even most libertarians would agree with that. Yet the pothole plague shows no signs of abating....
  • A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?

    Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...