| Feb 22, 2015
The Defense Department's fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association.
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:04 AM
In my long nomadic life, I've been to both poles and most countries in between. I still remember when to be an American was to be envied. The country where I grew up after World War II seemed to be respected and admired around the world.
Today, as one...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 10:26 PM
Florida's child-welfare advocates should be cheering President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night -- according to a nonprofit promoting early childhood education.
The First Five Years Fund says the president's proposal to triple the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 7:19 AM
To the editor: California's budget is again in peril due to uncontrolled healthcare expenses. Medicaid (California's Medi-Cal) has always been underfunded and poorly run. Should we continue a healthcare system that is fiscally unsound and a public...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:00 PM
Taking advantage of a growing economy, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $164.7-billion budget Friday that would boost funding for schools, community colleges, courts and home care for the elderly and disabled.
He did not include money that University of...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 7:11 PM
The Virginia General Assembly churned through hundreds of bills Monday, dealing with new day care rules, ethics reforms and drone regulations as a key legislative deadline approached.
It was the first of a two-day vote marathon, and the Senate in...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
A state legislator introduced a bill this session that would define some college athletes at public institutions as employees, allowing them to collectively bargain for increased benefits, such as better medical coverage, compensation when their name or...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:41 AM
In a small concrete-block office in downtown Orlando, Julie Colombino — a former Cirque aerialist turned disaster-relief worker — is trying to change the world through sandals.
Colombino, 35, is surrounded by scores of them: simple, hand-...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:27 PM
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...