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  • Program must change with longevity, demographics

    Program must change with longevity, demographics
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a strong...
  • Philip M. Crane, key figure in conservative politics, dies at 84

    In the early years of his long congressional career, Philip M. Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics. In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home outside Washington was the meeting...
  • Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner

    Raise Medicare's eligibility age? Front Burner
    Next to Social Security, there might be no more-popular federal program than Medicare. It provides health care to some 54 million Americans, including more than 3.5 million Floridians, who are 65 and over or have permanent disabilities. But Medicare...
  • Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants

    Orange County hands out $2 million in arts and cultural grants
    The Orange County Board of County Commissioners this week accepted the recommendations of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Board to provide $2,085,400 to a long list of arts organizations. The money comes from the Tourist Development Tax. About 2...
  • Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?

    Where in the world is Kim Jong Un?
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public for more than a month, generating speculation that his absence is due to failing health or political intrigue. Given the paucity of information, keeping track of Kim is tougher than winning at...
  • Invitation to a disaster: How does the GOP do it?

    An ingenious political party, modern-day Republicans. No matter how favored by the odds, the political circumstances, the shape of congressional districts, how many seats may be up for grabs in the Senate, the glaring failures of the opposition, or just...
  • The Green War against the Islamic State

    The Green War against the Islamic State
    Two wars simultaneously target Islamic State terrorists in Iraq and Syria. One war involves fighters, warplanes and bombs. The other is the Green War. Green, as in money. Both wars are on full display this week. In Syria, American and Arab warplanes...
  • Speakers at GBC summit offer fixes for national transportation 'crisis'

    Speakers at GBC summit offer fixes for national transportation 'crisis'
    The nation's transportation system is broken, agreed a panel of transportation wonks gathered in downtown Baltimore on Thursday, but they could not agree on how to fix it. "Transportation is broken. There's no way to fund it. America is one big pothole,...
  • Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!

    Heritage Foundation: America's poor actually live pretty durn well!
    The Heritage Foundation has weighed in with its contribution to the enduring conservative effort to paint America's poor as undeserving mooks. The right-wing think tank's offer is a paper titled "The War on Poverty After 50 Years," by senior research...
  • What's up with Rascal Flatts?

    What's up with Rascal Flatts?
    Rascal Flatts and PPL Center are not in harmony on the band's no-show ... The Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority found a way to repay a $791,000 federal grant that was misspent on a collection of electric vehicle charging stations ... Nationally, the...
  • Live Events Give Cinemas a Boost Worldwide

    Event cinema has come a long way since Bon Jovi broadcast a live gig from London's Shepherd's Bush Empire to 14 cinemas in the U.K. and Germany on Sept. 18, 2002 -- the first of its kind. Today, opera, theater, ballet, classical and contemporary music,...