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  • Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'

    We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
  • The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?

    The American Way over the Nordic Model? Are we crazy?
    In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world. Today, as one...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Alan Jennings: Nine steps to take in the fight to end poverty

    Alan Jennings: Nine steps to take in the fight to end poverty
    The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley will be 50 years old next year at this time. I wish that, come Dec. 15, 2015, CACLV could declare victory in the War on Poverty, which spawned the agency, and go home. Alas, it ain't gonna happen....
  • Welfare drug testing program signed into law by Michigan Gov.

    Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation Friday that creates a drug-testing program for adult welfare recipients who are suspected of using drugs. The Republican-backed proposals, House Bill 4118 and Senate Bill 275, were among several bills approved by...
  • NBA players' union chief is 'a woman who's not going to back down'

    NBA players' union chief is 'a woman who's not going to back down'
    As a child, Michele Roberts liked to tag along with her mom to court. Nobody was in trouble. Watching criminal cases was merely a source of free entertainment for Elsie Roberts, a housekeeper on welfare who raised her five children alone in the...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Small things are sometimes more telling of government dysfunction

    WASHINGTON Most of the ubiquitous reviews of 2014 center on the obvious the rise of the Islamic State, the Republican resurgence at the election polls, the tension between minorities and the police. But often it is the small things that occurred in the...