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  • Robert B. Reich: The balance wheel of democracy

    Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign. The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 07

    Safer neighborhoods I am a parent raising a young child on the South Side of Chicago. Every day I am afraid to go outside my home due to high crime and violence rates. Sometimes I'm even afraid in my home. Our young children are getting murdered,...
  • Time for corporations to pay living wage

    Every time an increase in the minimum wage is requested, there's an outcry that the sky will fall. However, it's really not an increase — it is an adjustment to keep up with rising prices. The ones hurt the most when prices go up are the poor and...
  • Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'

    Matt Taibbi begins his sixth book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," with a simple formulation: "Poverty goes up; Crime goes down; Prison population doubles." It's a snapshot, a way to represent what Taibbi sees as the...
  • Another round of food stamp cuts in states

    WASHINGTON A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of Americans twice since November. In some states, policymakers have imposed additional cuts that jeopardize benefits...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...