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  • Gov. Tom Corbett on defense over his education spending record amid criticisms from opponent Tom Wolf

    As polls have predicted for more than a year, education funding has become the most tangible issue for voters in the upcoming governor's election. The candidates know it, as evidenced by commercials and news conferences across Pennsylvania. For the past...
  • Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama

    Mississippi hurts the poor, blames Obama
    Like most Republicans, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is an Obamacare refusenik. A staunch opponent of the law, he rejected the Medicaid expansion, refused to build an exchange and won't encourage Mississippians to enroll in the federal backstop. All of...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters

    Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters
    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...
  • Welfare state grows as self-sufficiency declines

    For the past 50 years, the government's annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting....
  • Calif. GOP gubernatorial hopeful spends week on Fresno streets

    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,...
  • Laguna Beach couple take detour into cerebral palsy patient's life

    Laguna Beach couple take detour into cerebral palsy patient's life
    Yvette Dobbie was on her way to pick up her dog at the vet's when she turned onto Newport Boulevard from 17th Street and noticed a man in a wheelchair sitting in the sun and holding a sign that read, "Pay It Forward — God Bless." The Laguna...
  • What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?

    What keeps poor U.S. students from going to college?
    To judge by this summer's banner policy proposals, the most important question for higher-education reform right now is giving students easier access to loans. But evidence from Canada suggests those changes won't address the greater need: Getting more...
  • Japan labor demand strengthens, positive sign for spending

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The availability of jobs in Japan held at its highest in more than two decades, official data showed, while news of rising household spending suggested consumers were shrugging off April's sales tax hike. Household spending rose 1.5...
  • Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers

    Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers
    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...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    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...