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  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
  • Commentary: End the assault on low-income motel tenants

    Saturday's front page story, "Proposal: apartments in place of Motor Inn," reporting that the owner of the Costa Mesa Motor Inn wants to replace its motel rooms with luxury apartments is an ominous sign of things to come, but not surprising. In the past...
  • Mitch Albom: Minimum wage gets maximum debate

    I've worked for minimum wage. Many times. Selling programs. Frying chicken. Janitor. Factory worker. Ice cream scooper. In each case, I saved the money and put it toward college and grad school. What I lacked, I borrowed in loans. With my degree, I...
  • Hartford, Suburbs Can't Each Go It Alone

    Hartford, Suburbs Can't Each Go It Alone
    As of 2012, only Detroit had a poverty rate that is significantly higher than that of Hartford. If poverty ended at the city limits, so might the concerns of many. But poverty has risen most rapidly in the suburbs of Hartford — doubling in the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why American women are endangered

    According to a report released earlier this month in the widely respected health research journal The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth. To put it bluntly, for every...
  • City's low-income students among highest achievers

    City's low-income students among highest achievers
    Most education research suggests that students at Hamilton Elementary and Thomas Johnson Middle would be handicapped by their low-income backgrounds. But students at those schools and six others in the city are beating the odds of poverty, according...
  • Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)

    Did the fast-food industry play these Nobel economists for suckers? (Updated)
    [This post has been updated, as explained below.] The restaurant industry's opposition to a higher minimum wage is hardly a secret--it's one of the top issues on the lobbying agenda of the National Restaurant Assn., the chain restaurants' Washington...
  • The trade-offs of Obamacare's preexisting condition coverage

    The trade-offs of Obamacare's preexisting condition coverage
    Polls have consistently shown that even though the public opposes Obamacare, people like some of its most significant provisions. That's particularly true of the requirement that insurers ignore preexisting conditions when signing up customers for...
  • Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid

    Fioretti bashes Emanuel, stops short of announcing mayoral bid
    Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday sounded every bit the candidate for Chicago’s top office with his public dissection of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, but he stopped short of saying he would take on the incumbent in next year’s election....
  • Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis

    Bill seeks to ease California's affordability housing crisis
    Most Californians can't afford their rent. The state's affordability crisis has worsened since the recession, as soaring home prices and rents outpace job and income growth. Meanwhile, government funds to combat the problem have evaporated. Local...
  • 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...