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  • Ideology vs. reality

    French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality -- sort of. On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France have become...
  • Rubio calls for assistance overhaul on 'War on Poverty' anniversary

    WASHINGTON -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for a “fundamental change” in how the government combats poverty by shifting responsibility for many existing federal assistance programs to states. In a much-anticipated speech, Rubio,...
  • Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty

    Republicans call for a new approach to fight poverty
    WASHINGTON — Prominent Republicans are working to recast the party's message about tackling poverty and boosting the middle class amid concerns that a relentless focus on the troubles of Obamacare will not be enough to guarantee electoral success....
  • Define income inequality

    Democrats are revving up for a huge national "conversation" on income inequality. This is in no small part because the Obama administration and congressional Democrats would rather talk about anything other than Obamacare. But it would be unfair to say...
  • How to debate the 'undebatable' falsehoods about Social Security

    How to debate the 'undebatable' falsehoods about Social Security
    Two founders of Third Way, a Washington think tank that masquerades as a centrist voice but looks and talks more like an arm of Wall Street, surfaced this week on the Wall Street Journal's editorial page with an attack on Social Security so full of...
  • Miami Gardens and the insanity of 'zero tolerance'

    Miami Gardens and the insanity of 'zero tolerance'
    In all the commotion about a Miami-area police force's allegedly mindless harassment of workers and patrons of a convenience store, one aspect that may have been overlooked is how the cops' behavior was fostered by a "zero tolerance" program.  You may...
  • William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says

    William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says
    NEW YORK -- Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday named former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton to head the New York Police Department, calling him a “progressive visionary” who will fight crime while also easing distrust and...
  • William Bratton 'exactly' what New York needs, LAPD chief says

    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said he called his "good friend" and "mentor" William J. Bratton to congratulate him on his appointment for the second time as New York City police commissioner. New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio made the...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department. Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
  • Can William Bratton turn around the Big Apple again?

    Can William Bratton turn around the Big Apple again?
    Under fire for its controversial stop-and-frisk policy — which a federal judge has declared racially discriminatory and a violation of the 4th and 14th amendments — New York City has turned to a familiar face to lead the nation's largest...
  • In Florida, political family feud sets the stage for contentious 2014

    In Florida, political family feud sets the stage for contentious 2014
    Florida is in a league of its own when it comes to the weird and offbeat. A sample from last week: A man allegedly killed his wife and son with a crossbow and then drove across the state to try to kill another son before slitting his own throat. And now...