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  • 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...
  • UK wages poised to pass recovery milestone

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's recovery from its deepest recession in decades looks set to pass a milestone this week when a six-year run of declining living standards is expected to show a turnaround. An end to the erosion of earnings by inflation will be...
  • Study finds debit cards can fight crime

    Paying employees via prepaid debit cards is a controversial issue in the workplace, but those on welfare and food stamps have long received their benefits on plastic. Moving public assistance payments to debit cards was considered more economical and...
  • Who bears the burden of America's social ills? [Letter]

    I am so impressed that there is a small group of representatives from city congregations working on how to alleviate poverty Baltimore City ("Where are the city's churches?" April 9). As one of my friends said, "there isn't just rage, there is no longer...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...
  • Dan K. Thomasson: Labor turmoil in college athletics

    WASHINGTON Bob was a dirt poor kid from Pensacola, Fla., when he won a scholarship for football at a Division One school in Mississippi. He had grown up in the kind of poverty most of us can hardly imagine and the scholarship was a Godsend the only way he...
  • Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]

    Democrats act only in self-interest [Letter]
    Reading Daniel Rodricks' latest liberal lunacy ("Maryland 'Democratic dominance' in numbers, not spine," April 5), I was amazed as to how he wanted to equate Democrats with being sensible or somehow concerned about anyone other than themselves. First...
  • Blair Kerkhoff: Unions and courtrooms aren't needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say

    ARLINGTON, Texas Final scores weren't the only way of measuring success at the just completed Final Four. The other game being played is determining who is and isn't benefiting from the hoops extravaganza. The NCAA certainly is. College sports'...
  • New Broward policy aims to help the "hard to hire'

    A controversial "Workforce Investment Act'' that requires county contractors to consider hiring felons, dropouts, homeless and other "hard to hire'' people was passed Tuesday on a split vote by the Broward County Commission. Commissioners debated for...
  • Ron Beitler: Lower Macungie should not join Hamilton Crossings tax financing plan

    Lower Macungie Township has been asked to forfeit future tax dollars and provide other monetary favors to help finance the planned Hamilton Crossings strip center. Under tax increment financing, property tax revenues would be used over 20 years to pay...