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  • Abandon Medicaid and go with single-payer instead

    To the editor: California's budget is again in peril due to uncontrolled healthcare expenses. Medicaid (California's Medi-Cal) has always been underfunded and poorly run. Should we continue a healthcare system that is fiscally unsound and a public...
  • Brown offers $164.7-billion budget plan

    Brown offers $164.7-billion budget plan
    Taking advantage of a growing economy, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $164.7-billion budget Friday that would boost funding for schools, community colleges, courts and home care for the elderly and disabled. He did not include money that University of...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
  • Cal Thomas: Late Cuomo's inspiring words went for naught

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • Mario Cuomo: The rhetoric and the record

    How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at age 82. He was a model of progressivism and a gifted rhetorician. In most media accounts, references were made to...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud

    'Scottish aristocrat' sentenced 21 months in prison for welfare fraud
    The saga of a pair of self-described Scottish aristocrats who collected more than $167,000 in welfare and other benefits while living in a $1.2 million yacht in South Florida ended Monday with a 21-month prison sentence for "Lord" Colin Chisholm III....
  • Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues

    Legal aid for the poor at heart of fight over Florida Bar dues
    Angie Zarvatski's son, Coda, had his 18th birthday last year, making him an adult. But he's autistic, seldom speaks and cannot care for himself. His mother needed court approval to continue as his legal guardian. But she's a single mom and could not...
  • The root cause of inner-city poverty and violence: Single parenthood

    The root cause of inner-city poverty and violence: Single parenthood
    Liberal social and educational activists can do very little to save children from violence ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 13). The root cause of the violence, poverty and other maladies afflicting such children...
  • The government problem

    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • It's not the size of the government that's the problem

    It's not the size of the government that's the problem
    Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They're wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the president agreed to a few weeks ago. It's not especially...
  • The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner

    The minimum wage debate through the eyes of self-made laundromat owner
    Marc Tavakoli has all the classic trappings of success: A law degree from Columbia University, stints at Manhattan law firms, a Beverly Grove penthouse apartment two floors up from a pop singer. He only hoped for such a comfortable existence growing up....