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  • Margaret L. Snyder: Revolution of the Sixties has no place in the 21st century

    The faculty speaker at a recent commencement spoke glowingly of the "revolution of the Sixties" and praised those who labor for the extension of that revolution today. The revolution actually began before the Sixties and has enjoyed considerable...
  • End the city pension fight [Editorial]

    End the city pension fight  [Editorial]
    Their loss Wednesday in a federal appeals court left Baltimore's police and fire unions with a few options to continue the fight over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2010 pension reform law, but none of them look promising. Rather than subject themselves...
  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    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...
  • Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions

    Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions
    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...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms

    The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms
    Babies need diapers. When impoverished babies don't have enough diapers, bad things happen -- not just to them, but to their parents. Sounds kind of weird, right? But “unmet diaper need” -- a phrase that is new to me -- can impede a...
  • Lawrence Summers: Ending the second-term curse

    Disillusionment with Washington has rarely run higher. Congress is unable to act even in areas where there is widespread agreement that measures are necessary, such as immigration, infrastructure spending and business tax reform. The Obama...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]

    O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...