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  • A conservative tries in vain to show his 'compassion' for poor kids

    A conservative tries in vain to show his 'compassion' for poor kids
    In his continuing effort to prove that cutting government benefit programs such as disability is actually good for beneficiaries, such as the disabled -- after all, that's what "compassionate conservatism" is all about -- Scott Winship responds to my...
  • Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation

    Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...
  • Get thee to the cattery

    Get thee to the cattery
    Before beginning her series of Dead-End mysteries, Fort Lauderdale author Elaine Viets adopted a ritual in which, for research purposes, she would work the same unglamorous, minimum-wage job as the book's private-eye heroine, Helen Hawthorne. Along with...
  • Who Knew CT Was Such A Dreary Valley Of Agony?

    Who Knew CT Was Such A Dreary Valley Of Agony?
    The 2014 gubernatorial election may boil down to this: Is Connecticut a terrible place to live? The election should be named after Paul Sypek, who infuriated many Courant readers last week by insisting that he is happy here. What a freak. Sypek's letter...
  • Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele

    Medi-Cal struggles to provide services to ever-growing clientele
    Alisha Gutierrez, whose email address refers to her as the "tooth fairy," has spent years connecting developmentally disabled patients with specialized dental care. But when a Santa Rosa man needed a root canal on a troubled molar earlier this year, the...
  • SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks

    SeaWorld to expand killer-whale habitat at its parks
    Wounded by controversy over keeping killer whales in captivity, SeaWorld Entertainment is embarking on a pricey project designed to give its orcas more room to roam. The company said Friday it will nearly double the orca habitat at its three SeaWorld...
  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea

    Pope Francis focuses on charity during ceremony in South Korea
    In the midst of a five-day visit to South Korea, Pope Francis continued to draw enthusiastic crowds Saturday, speaking on one of his favorite topics — charity — and also making an implicit statement on the hot-button issue of abortion....
  • Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice

    Pope Francis beatifies martyrs in South Korea, urges sacrifice
    Pope Francis beatified 124 martyrs before a crowd of hundreds of thousands here Saturday, and called on South Koreans to heed their example of sacrifice in a world of growing poverty and inequality. The beatification Mass was one of the main events of...
  • 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...