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  • Robert B. Reich: GOP's divide-and-conquer strategy no longer applies

    Fifty years ago, when Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty, the poor were different -- "other," as in Michael Harrington's seminal book of 1962, "The Other America." That's no longer the case. After the War on Poverty ended, Republicans told working-...
  • Giving the poor more choices sounds good, unless they make poor choices [Letter]

    The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ("Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13). If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose...
  • 'Poverty Porn' Show Provokes U.K. Media Storm

    LONDON -- A TV show devoted to the lives of people living on state welfare has been dismissed by critics as "poverty porn," and the methods of the program-makers have been called into question. Documentary series "Benefits Street," which airs on U.K....
  • Sen. Tom Coburn, nice guy or noxious guy?

    We've never met the man, so we're willing to stipulate that Sen. Tom Coburn (R- Okla.), a physician who recently announced his early retirement from the Senate, is a sweetheart to have at a dinner party. That's the bottom line on Coburn offered by...
  • Neel Kashkari faults Jerry Brown for leaving poverty out of speech

    Neel Kashkari faults Jerry Brown for leaving poverty out of speech
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari criticized Gov. Jerry Brown’s State of the State address Wednesday morning as a victory lap that failed to offer any comfort for Californians who are living in poverty, unemployed or underemployed....
  • Are America's seniors secretly rich?

    Are America's seniors secretly rich?
    That's the implication of an op-ed in Thursday's Wall Street Journal, which says that figures on retiree incomes used by the Social Security Administration systematically misses as much as 60% of the income that seniors receive. That income, they say, isĀ ...
  • Letters: The poor's new ally -- the GOP

    Re "The GOP discovers inequality," Opinion, Jan. 22 The usually insightful Doyle McManus describes how Republicans have begun to shift their message, if not their actual practices, toward acknowledgment of the bitter harvest of inequality. At the same...
  • Farm bill compromise protects California's egg law

    WASHINGTON — California's egg law survived a congressional effort to scramble it as key lawmakers from both parties announced an agreement Monday on a multiyear farm bill. That means beginning next year, all eggs sold in California will have...
  • Snow polo for China's 1%

    Snow polo for China's 1%
    TIANJIN, China — Next to buffet tables groaning with spare ribs and stir-fried noodles, the Buenos Aires Marching Band — splendid in red, white and blue regalia — tuned up for their halftime performance at the Snow Polo World Cup 2014....
  • Jerry Brown's austerity kick unpopular with advocates for poor

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown, once perceived as a paragon of California liberalism, finds himself accused of disregarding California's impoverished at a time when President Obama is warning of the expanding inequality between rich and poor in...
  • Retreating on illegal immigration

    At a time when Republicans have Democrats playing defense on Obamacare, jobs and the economy, the GOP is inexplicably ceding political ground to the Democrats on an issue that can only provide more votes for that party and possibly lead to a permanent...