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  • Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim

    Federal deficit shrinking, but long-term outlook dim
    WASHINGTON – The federal deficit has shrunk to its lowest level since 2008, when President Obama won election at the start of the Great Recession, and is on track to decline even more thanks to an improving economy, higher taxes on the wealthy and...
  • U.S. must restore biomedical research funding

    U.S. must restore biomedical research funding
    To us, biomedical research is not an abstract idea funded by wasteful government spending. It is work done by driven and passionate young people like ourselves who want to save lives -- but that work requires money, resources, and time.  We are a...
  • State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital

    State pledges to examine patient treatment history at Crownsville Hospital
    It's a piece of history that many in Maryland want to forget: an underfunded, overcrowded, state-run mental hospital where African-American patients lived in squalid conditions, were given few helpful treatments and were made the subjects of experiments...
  • Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve

    Movie review: 'Money for Nothing' a worrying look at Federal Reserve
    Pegged to the 2008-09 Great Recession, "Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve" is a disconcerting documentary on the central bank's influence over America's past and present economic crises. After breezing through a crash course on the Fed's...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Easy to start, difficult to end

    I was the officer of the day at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, a stopover for Marines coming from and going to Vietnam. I was going. Since I was junior, I pulled the duty. I was to supervise the movie in the enlisted men's club, referred to as “Dodge City&...
  • No further budget cuts for CPS schools whose enrollments dropped

    No further budget cuts for CPS schools whose enrollments dropped
    Chicago Public Schools offered some welcome news Monday to principals wrestling with tight budgets, saying funding will not be cut for schools whose enrollment on the 20th day of classes was lower than projected. The district is in the first year of a...
  • Glitch cuts off 80,000 Californians from unemployment checks

     Glitch cuts off 80,000 Californians from unemployment checks
    About 80,000 jobless Californians have been cut off from unemployment benefits because of a computer glitch that could take weeks to resolve. The Employment Development Department upgraded its 30-year-old system over Labor Day weekend with the aim of...
  • Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!

    Obama's best option on the debt limit: Ignore it!
    As almost everyone knows -- certainly everyone in Washington and on Wall Street -- the ongoing  government shutdown  is merely the amuse-bouche to a truly terrifying main course: the breaching of the federal debt limit and therefore a default on the...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects
    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate

    Irish voters reject plan to abolish nation's Senate
    LONDON -- In a referendum many Americans would drool over, voters in Ireland have narrowly rejected a proposal to abolish their Senate, despite a vigorous campaign in favor of eliminating the upper house of parliament in order to save money. Results...
  • GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year

    GOP debt limit offer gives Wall Street its biggest gains of the year
    The stock market staged its best rally of the year as lawmakers inched toward a deal that would temporarily stave off a government debt default. The Dow Jones industrial average surged 323.09 points after congressional Republicans proposed increasing...