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Poverty

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  • Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities

    Peninsula has two of the state's healthiest communities
    More than one in four adults in York and James City counties are obese and fewer than one in five exercise on a regular basis, but those two counties still rank as the healthiest on the Peninsula. The counties also rank among the 10 healthiest...
  • Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]

    Yes, attendance is that important [Commentary]
    Many good things are happening in Baltimore's public schools. We've moved away from zero-tolerance discipline policies, graduation rates are on the rise, and middle-graders are scoring higher on national assessments. But much more progress is needed,...
  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...
  • How a Koch brothers operative played the sexism card against MSNBC

    How a Koch brothers operative played the sexism card against MSNBC
    Ladies, if you’re wondering how to use that sexism card you swore off in the 1970s after you got liberated, I suggest you take a look at the masterful performance of one Jennifer Stefano, a regional director of the Obamacare-hating, Koch brothers-...
  • Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich

    No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise. On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
  • Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?

    Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat. You’d like to...
  • The real face of poverty

    "We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work." -- Rep. Paul Ryan "You're facilitating the problem if...
  • Helping the poor is always worthwhile

    Q: Do you think we'll ever do away with poverty? I heard someone say we could do it if we just tried hard enough, but didn't Jesus say somewhere that there'd always be poor people? I can't imagine living the way millions do in some parts of the world. --...
  • In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?

    In Theory: Should churches take a position on fracking?
    Having recently made legal claims to historical gas and mineral rights under vast tracts of British land, the Church of England has taken a position against those who oppose hydraulic fracturing, or fracking — the process of breaking up rock...
  • For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden

    For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden
    For nearly two decades, Barbara Garnaus maintained a modest, delicate life balance: keeping her part-time Orange County school district job and juggling her bills and credit card debt. Now 63, living alone, she counts every dollar, has no cellphone...
  • Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]

    Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]
    Studies document the extraordinary unmet legal needs of low and middle-income people. To appreciate this, visit Baltimore City's Rent Court, where hundreds of tenants, including families with children, face eviction and homelessness. Or watch a docket...