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  • 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...
  • Bill White's recap of 2014's top stories, some stranger than fiction

    Bill White's recap of 2014's top stories, some stranger than fiction
    Reading all these year-in-review recaps has left me a little groggy, so forgive me if my own look at 2014's top stories veers in and out of reality. January Phillies announce that Chris Wheeler and Sarge Matthews will be leaving the broadcast booth...
  • Recession-hit Venezuela vows New Year reforms, foes scoff

    President Nicolas Maduro vowed on Tuesday to reform Venezuela's Byzantine currency controls in early 2015 as part of a six-month plan to shake Venezuela out of recession, but foes accused him of incompetence and inaction. After sitting on GDP data all...
  • Brazil's Rousseff vows budget cuts, anti-corruption push in second term

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff began her second term Thursday vowing to rein in government spending to curb inflation and pull Latin America's largest economy out of a four-year slump. As she took the oath of office in Brasilia, Rousseff also promised...
  • 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...
  • Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam

    Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam
    TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
  • Holocaust survivors receive needed aid

    Holocaust survivors receive needed aid
    Elderly Jewish Holocaust victims in South Florida will receive substantially more aid in 2015 from the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference). Allocations to five social service agencies in Florida will be $23 million, with most of the...
  • U.S. rivals France for top welfare spending

    U.S. rivals France for top welfare spending
    We Americans pride ourselves on not having a "welfare state." We're not like Europeans. We're more individualistic and self-reliant, and although we may have a "social safety net" to protect people against unpredictable personal and societal tragedies, we...