| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:39 AM
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish anti-immigration party is likely to score its best ever general election result this month, as a growing number of voters question the cost of the country's open door asylum policy.
Opinion polls show that a majority in...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 3:
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is looking to spark a much-needed conversation about how the federal government fights poverty. Give the man credit for trying....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:07 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi will promise on Thursday to provide a bank account for every Indian household when he launches a major initiative that could save billions of dollars in welfare spending and help mend strained state...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 5:41 AM
PARIS (Reuters) - Austerity measures being pursued by France and elsewhere in the euro zone are quashing growth, French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg was quoted saying on Saturday, renewing his attacks on policies he sees as negative for the economy....
| May 5, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mercifully, the 2014 Florida Legislative Session has come to a close before it could do further harm, and Gov. Scott and the leaders of state government are loudly congratulating one another on a job well done.
If what our lawmakers wanted was to...
| May 13, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Gov. Jerry Brown detailed his revised $107.8-billion state budget proposal at the Capitol on Tuesday morning, laying out his plans to address California's mounting pension liabilities, increased costs of providing healthcare to the poor and paying off...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:30 PM
To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims.
Webster’s defines disability as “inability...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:47 PM
You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story.
It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:20 PM
In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...