| Nov 17, 2013
When the government shutdown began on Oct. 1, it forced the closing of Head Start facilities in several states, stopping educational services for thousands of low-income kids. So heart-rending was this spectacle that a pair of Texas philanthropists gave...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Oct 27, 2013
Re "GOP: Grand old potshots," Opinion, Oct. 22
Jonah Goldberg makes two of the most wrongheaded statements in the history of column writing:
He writes: "We've seen the influence of big business decline in the GOP as new populist PACs have declared war...
| Nov 3, 2013
"So we can talk all we want here in Washington about issues like education and health care and crime; we can build good schools; we can put money into creating good jobs; we can do everything we can to keep our streets safe — but government can't...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON With a bill to ban discrimination teetering precariously last week, Sen. Patrick Toomey approached Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Toomey, of Pennsylvania, one of the most conservative Republicans in the Senate, secured a deal with the...
| Nov 14, 2013
— Chris Christie appeared recently on four of the five Sunday morning TV talk shows to celebrate his re-election as governor of New Jersey and not, repeat, not, his candidacy for president. True enough, he'd just pulled off a near miracle, winning...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 9:56 AM
McCraney Property Co. has announced plans to construct its third industrial building on speculation for the Orlando market.
The Orlando-based company has contracted to purchase a 39-acre industrial development site fronting Taft-Vineland Road in...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:12 AM
By Caren Bohan
WASHINGTON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Influential U.S. conservative
groups are lobbying Republican lawmakers on a bipartisan budget
negotiating panel to stand firm in opposition to tax increases
and any easing of automatic spending cuts known as...
| Nov 11, 2013
Washington's empty promises don't end with Obamacare. Consider the new Common Core national standards and tests for K-12 education.
Dr. Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, ironically sums up the promise of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:35 PM
One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move.
Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
| Nov 6, 2013
In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...