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  • Families Primary Predictors Of Success

    Critics of Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks about cultural factors in the persistence of poverty are simultaneously shrill and boring. Their predictable minuet of synthetic indignation demonstrates how little liberals have learned about poverty or changed their...
  • Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed
    Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class. Wal-...
  • Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices

    Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices
    Re "Rep. Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs," March 4 So Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes to reduce college Pell grants and child-care and welfare assistance programs. Odd that I didn't see any proposal to tax at ordinary income rates the...
  • Kashkari targets Brown on bullet train, schools, inequality

    SACRAMENTO — Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari pounded away Thursday at Gov. Jerry Brown's support for a $68-billion bullet train project, calling it "the most egregious example we have of misplaced priorities." "Dollars are limited,...
  • As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing

    BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
  • Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling

    Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling
    When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve allergies or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients? Even as the federal government is working to simplify food labels,...
  • TV Review: 'Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert'

    Television news frequently uses personal stories to shed light on broader issues, an approach that works to varying degrees. While the message in "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert," comes through loud and clear, it's rendered...
  • Letters: On toddlers found wandering in South L.A.

    Re "Boys' plight raises red flag," March 12 The article reports that two children, ages 2 and 3, were found on a busy South L.A. street after wandering into a liquor store asking for bread. Their mother was enrolled in a program to help her keep her...
  • Government Policies Worsen Inequality

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality. In the...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?

    President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that's more of a Democratic Party wish list than a realistic spending blueprint for a divided government. Higher taxes on the wealthy? Check. More spending on anti-poverty programs, research,...
  • The Rich List and the West's culture of envy

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- In the 1970s, while working as a low-paid cub reporter in Houston, Texas, I always looked forward to the annual Christmas catalogs from Neiman-Marcus and Sakowitz, a local luxury department store. Both contained outrageously...