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  • VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply

    VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply
    To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims. Webster’s defines disability as “inability...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers

    Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers
    You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story. It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
  • The right sharpens its knives for Social Security disability, again

    The right sharpens its knives for Social Security disability, again
    As we all know, the official animal of Washington, D.C., is the scapegoat. Today's example is Carolyn W. Colvin, the acting commissioner of Social Security. Colvin recently was raked over the coals by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, the capital's chief...
  • Pennsylvania welfare rejections were justified

    Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia. While...
  • Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election

    Brazil's president raises welfare payments ahead of election
    President Dilma Rousseff announced increases in payments for Brazil's poorest citizens in honor of the country's May 1st celebrations as she gears up to campaign for reelection in October. Rousseff used a nationally televised speech Tuesday to defend...
  • Resentment is growing within the EU ranks

    Resentment is growing within the EU ranks
    Fringe groups in Germany have a harrowing history. But the latest one, says Hugh Bronson, has the right idea. Founded last year, the protest party Alternative for Germany has made a splash with its ominous warnings of Germany being held back by the...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • Teachers often blame parents for problem students

    Teachers often blame parents for problem students
    I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side. I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that...
  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...