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Poverty

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  • Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City

    Hartford's Report Card: 10 Ways To Measure The City
    Though the calendar and the weather forecasters say it's winter, there's a hint of spring in Hartford's step. High-end apartments are sprouting. A Double-A minor-league ballpark is in the offing. School scores are rising. Crime is being tamped down. The...
  • It's the poor who get short shrift on college subsidies

    It's the poor who get short shrift on college subsidies
    One could be forgiven for thinking that it's the middle class who have suffered most from America's failed higher-education policies, which saddled students with years of debt. Putative reformers invoke the plight of the middle class almost exclusively....
  • Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy, pact addressing poverty

    Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois...
  • Racial generation gap looms large for states

    WASHINGTON Nearly 80 percent of seniors in the U.S. are white while nearly half of people younger than 18 are black, Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial. What happens to state policy when the "racial generation gap" is so large? Whatever...
  • Pope praises big families after breeding 'like rabbits' remark made headlines

    Pope Francis praised big families on Wednesday as a gift from God, after his comments that Catholics don't have to breed "like rabbits" made headlines this week. Francis said numerous children don't cause poverty in the developing world, as some have...
  • Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years

    Orlando's 'living wage' policy unchanged for 11 years
    Orlando adopted an $8.50-an-hour "living-wage" policy in 2003 but hasn't changed it in the 11 years since. Orlando's "living-wage" policy for city workers and contractors, the only one in Central Florida, was hailed as a way to lift the working poor...
  • Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled

    Mitt Romney's new focus on poverty has many allies baffled
    Mitt Romney's announcement that he is pondering a third run for the White House with a focus on fighting income inequality and poverty presents a host of challenges that would appear to be particularly difficult for Romney to surmount. After running...
  • Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?

     Let Romney's rebranding begin: Anti-poverty warrior? Cyborg?
    Rising like a well-coiffed, buttoned-down phoenix from the ashes of his wildly unsuccessful 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has politely expressed interest in running again. But this time, he and his handlers assert, it will not be the same Mitt...
  • Help for those trying to make ends meet: My Word

    Help for those trying to make ends meet: My Word
    Have you met ALICE? He's the cashier at your favorite clothing store. She's the waitress who served you lunch. They're the nursing assistants who care for your aging parents. It's the voice on the other end of the line when you call the office. You...
  • Romney strikes a new tone for 2016, but is this the real Mitt?

    Mitt Romney stepped back into the political arena Friday night, reborn as a prospective presidential candidate with a message almost as surprising as his apparent desire to run again for the White House. From the man pilloried for describing 47...
  • A real everyday threat is mass poverty

    This is to thank Steve Chapman for his timely Jan. 15 column. He reminds us that our relentless state of angst over terrorism, for all its existential dangers, remains a very small threat to our everyday lives here. While terrorism remains a statistically...