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  • U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law

    U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Will Chicago's minimum wage increase do more harm than good?

    Will Chicago's minimum wage increase do more harm than good?
    Welcome to the club, Chicago! Your city aldermen have chosen to join voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as the elected leaders in my hometown of Seattle, in making 2014 the year of the minimum wage. There are probably many...
  • President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'

    President Obama on race, America and the elusive 'more perfect union'
    President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles. Ironic, then,...
  • Coyotes, offenders and disabilities: Letters

    Coyotes here to stay Friday's Sentinel had a front-page article on residents' continuing concerns about the increasing numbers of coyotes endangering their pets. The advice offered by state wildlife officials is "Get used to them." As an old Montana...
  • Phony 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty to welfare fraud

    Phony 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty to welfare fraud
    Colin Chisholm III called himself Scottish royalty, lived on a $1.2 million yacht docked in an extravagant South Florida marina and had millions tucked away in various bank accounts. Now, he's likely headed to prison for 21 months after admitting he hid...
  • A level playing field at school can't make up for a broken democracy

    In the fall of 2010, after a 14-year hiatus from the classroom, I began a one-year job filling in for a teacher on leave from the same rural Vermont high school that I'd entered as a rookie 30 years before. Almost from my first day, I was moved by the...
  • Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam

    Florida still draws gobs of cash from Uncle Sam
    TALLAHASSEE – The struggle over whether to expand Florida's Medicaid program to 900,000 uninsured won't pick up much traction in the Capitol next year. Even though a new lobbying push by social-service advocates is underway, the reasons for its...
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others

    Innovations used in 12 cities around the world may help others
    What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week...
  • A look at poverty in America, from the inside

    A look at poverty in America, from the inside
    One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...