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  • The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds

    The financially stressed favor Democrats, don't vote much, study finds
    About half of American adults have no retirement account beyond Social Security, 4 in 10 don’t have a credit card, and 1 in 5 lack a checking account. Statistics like that paint a picture of the widespread nature of financial insecurity in the U....
  • No one should have to work for less than poverty-level wages

    It is irritating to read so many letters to the editor railing against a minimum wage hike. I’m sure those writing the letters are not trying to live on $8.25 an hour. The sad reality is that many people have no other option than to work minimum-...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...
  • Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians

    Senate may consider health coverage for low-income Floridians
    TALLAHASSEE — Senate President Andy Gardiner, R-Orlando, left open the possibility Wednesday that his chamber will consider an expansion of health coverage for low-income Floridians. Gardiner described as "intriguing" a proposal that would...
  • College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics

    College ratings system may rank loan repayments, graduation statistics
    The Obama administration on Friday is releasing the rough outlines of a much-anticipated college ratings system that may grade schools on such factors as graduation rates, loan repayments and post-graduation income. Many details remain to be decided...
  • The root cause of inner-city poverty and violence: Single parenthood

    The root cause of inner-city poverty and violence: Single parenthood
    Liberal social and educational activists can do very little to save children from violence ("Advocates aim to save Baltimore children from impact of violence," Dec. 13). The root cause of the violence, poverty and other maladies afflicting such children...
  • Good time for Americans to give back

    Good time for Americans  to give back
    The holiday season is supposed to be a time of giving. We give presents, money and love. We give to show we care, and we give to share our good fortune. But giving isn't what it used to be. Years ago, the richest Americans gave a lot more of their...
  • Retiring US Sen. Jay Rockefeller says he 'could not imagine a more rewarding career'

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller and West Virginia were an odd mix at first — a Harvard-educated native New Yorker from one of the nation's richest families arriving in one of the poorest states. Through a half century of public service, he made it work. And...
  • Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals

    Potential hurdles loom for Gov. Jerry Brown's fourth-term goals
    SACRAMENTO — Four years after calling for "courage and sacrifice" to dig California out of the depths of recession, Jerry Brown begins an unprecedented fourth term as governor Monday amid an economic rebound that has delivered near-record job growth...
  • Alan Jennings: Nine steps to take in the fight to end poverty

    Alan Jennings: Nine steps to take in the fight to end poverty
    The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley will be 50 years old next year at this time. I wish that, come Dec. 15, 2015, CACLV could declare victory in the War on Poverty, which spawned the agency, and go home. Alas, it ain't gonna happen....
  • Effort could save millions of kids: Front & Center

    Effort could save millions of kids: Front & Center
    Thousands of West Africans dying from Ebola this year spread panic worldwide, but millions of children still die each year in poor countries from common and treatable illnesses such as pneumonia and diarrhea. An international partnership called Gavi is...