| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended.
For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is teaming up with the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, which will be observed from Aug. 1-7.
WIC breastfeeding support group meetings are held...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:04 AM
It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:47 PM
Jerry Brown was a 27-year-old law school graduate when he first traveled to Mexico, trying to pick up the language by staying with a family that didn't speak English.
Five decades later, whatever Spanish he learned has faded, and the governor used...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...
| Jul 25, 2014
James Surowiecki wrote recently in The New Yorker of Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of the private-equity firm Blackstone Group. Schwarzman is worth more than $10 billion. But he's convinced that he is being persecuted. Some have called for the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:25 PM
On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:05 PM
FRESNO, Calif. On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari stepped off a bus in downtown Fresno with $40 in his pocket and planned to spend the next week job hunting while living on the streets.
His campaign project went public Thursday,...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:47 PM
You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story.
It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims.
Webster’s defines disability as “inability...