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  • Emily Badger: What Kansas gets wrong with welfare restrictions

    Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits.
  • Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive

    Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive
    Revolution is still alive in America. On Wednesday, Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Florida, flew a gyrocopter from Gettysburg Airport in Pennsylvania to the U.S. Capitol lawn. He did this not to deliver his tax return on time, but to deliver...

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill
    Brownback did it. Not satisfied with cratering his state's economy, cutting education budgets and rescinding long-established job protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a punitive,...

    New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

    A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items. More than 20 other states have such lists. But the one...

    New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos

    New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos
    A new Kansas law prevents welfare recipients from using their government funds to buy a long list of items and services, including concert tickets, tattoos, psychic visits and lingerie.  As the measure worked its way through the Legislature, state...