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  • Send a message to D.C. on Election Day

    Send a message to D.C. on Election Day
    For those of you inclined to send a message to Washington on Election Day, herewith a list of grievances that should get you plenty revved up:
  • How the safety net cuts poverty rates

    WASHINGTON Without Social Security, the poverty rate among senior citizens in the U.S. would be more than 50 percent; instead, it's just 14.6 percent. For people of all ages, food stamps cut the poverty rate by about 10 percent, and they reduce poverty...

    'Multiple-partner fertility' families pose challenges for states

    WASHINGTON The Great Recession walloped almost every segment of American society. Millions lost their jobs, homes and businesses. Families lost trillions in household wealth. But a new study by a U.S. Census demographer finds that one group was hit...

    Three arrested in Boynton Beach food-stamp fraud operation

    Three arrested in Boynton Beach food-stamp fraud operation
    Three men were arrested this week for their suspected involvement in a food-stamp fraud and illegal-gambling operation in Boynton Beach. Alex Prosper, 33, and Edzer Luberisse, 52, were arrested on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, for their...

    Voter ID laws not only don't target minorities, they have no effect on turnout either

    Voter ID laws not only don't target minorities, they have no effect on turnout either
    All this talk of voter ID laws targeting minorities makes me sick ("Messing with voting rights in Texas," Oct. 20). Your editorial mentions the millions of people who lack an official government ID. The question is what those millions of people can...