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  • The welfare state wages war on marriage

    Fifty-one years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson launched the War on Poverty. Since then, taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson's war, three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history. Last year, taxpayers spent more than...
  • This conservative op-ed confirms the immorality of repealing Obamacare

    Rarely do conservative opponents of the Affordable Care Act acknowledge the real human consequences of their campaign to overturn the healthcare reform law. But an astonishing op-ed published Friday by the Washington Post does just that. Its author,...
  • Realistic approach to compassion needed

    Kudos to the Rev. Sharon Solt Harfman for her excellent and timely Faith and Values column. She discusses the ridiculous tax-exempt status of major sports leagues, while they reap millions, if not billions, of profits for their league owners and millions...
  • Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie

    Bias against the disabled is as American as apple pie
    On the first day of the 114th Congress, Republican lawmakers quickly lighted the fuse for a major battle over entitlements using an unlikely piece of leverage: the Social Security Disability Insurance program, which is expected to run out of money in late...
  • Pa. to pay feds $49 million for improper public welfare payments

    HARRISBURG -- The state has agreed to a nearly $49 million settlement with the federal government to resolve claims that it improperly paid public benefits to people who were ineligible between 2004 and 2010, according to a copy of the agreement. The...
  • Tennessee shows how Republicans are learning to love Obamacare

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Republican-led states that blocked Obamacare's Medicaid expansion have found a way to embrace it, under pressure from businesses to tap the flood of federal dollars it brings. Tennessee's Republican Gov. Bill Haslam called lawmakers...
  • Let's help the poor, but not too close to home

    Let's help the poor, but not too close to home
    We recently got a good dose of John Grasso's bilious blather about poor people and the idea that government should help provide them with a place to live at affordable rents. The poor "have issues," the Anne Arundel councilman said, adding that affordable...
  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops

    Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first...
  • SeaWorld, brain drain and shifting wealth: Letters

    SeaWorld, brain drain and shifting wealth: Letters
    Bindi and animal welfare Since Bindi Irwin grew up as "a free-range kid — getting outside and running around and climbing trees," she should understand that animals want to be free in nature as well ("Animal instincts: Bindi has message,"...
  • Europeans love America, except when they can't stand it

    To the editor: Europeans, like many others in the world, can't stand Americans and can't get enough of them. They watch us, they copy us, they travel to see us. When they visit our mountains and deserts and woods and cities, they are astounded and...
  • Milk industry fighting back at gathering in Boca Raton

    The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk. The association says it needs...