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  • Robert B. Reich: The triumph of the Right

    Conservative Republicans have lost their fight over the shutdown and debt ceiling, and they probably won't get major spending cuts in upcoming negotiations over the budget. But they're winning the big one: How the nation understands our biggest...
  • Food 4 Kids

    Food 4 Kids
    Update: The Food-4-Kids Backpack Program is in 355 schools in 56 counties and providing 5,637 food packets per week to students who have been identified as weekend chronically hungry. Lakin Ks - Elementary School:  Thank you again for providing this...
  • Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress

    Spending bill is on track but jobless benefits stall in Congress
    WASHINGTON — A $1-trillion spending bill was headed for swift approval in the House by Wednesday, but legislation to extend unemployment insurance stalled in the Senate amid partisan bickering, dashing hopes for a quick deal to resume jobless...
  • A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share

    A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share
    Here's an idea for raising government revenue whose time may have come. Instead of taxing the income of the wealthy, tax investment transactions that don't contribute much, if at all, to economic growth. The idea is known as a financial transaction tax....
  • Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise

    Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise
    Parents of small children and owners of dogs know that if they set low expectations for their charges, they'll end up with underachievers. American voters can see that phenomenon in action in the budget deal worked out by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen....
  • Federal cuts to cost city about $9 million in 2014

    Federal cuts to cost city about $9 million in 2014
    Automatic federal funding cutbacks known as sequestration will end up costing the city of Chicago about $9 million this year, with the largest chunk of that coming out of early childhood education programs, a city official said Friday. The losses were...
  • U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added

    U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added
    An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
  • Government shutdown cost public lots, report finds

    The congressional incompetence that shut down our federal government last month hurt the little guy in more ways than many of us probably could have imagined. The shutdown disrupted the lives of people ranging from Alaskan crab fishermen to eager...
  • What LBJ's poverty 'war' won

    What LBJ's poverty 'war' won
    Happy birthday, "War on Poverty." Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared that war in his Jan. 8, 1964, State of the Union address, it looks like poverty won, if you ignore all of the places where it didn't. Judging a project as mammoth...
  • Scott, Rigell comment on the House vote approving the budget compromise

    U.S. Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, released this statement shortly after the House voted to approve the budget compromise: "This budget agreement is another predictable consequence of the fundamental principles of arithmetic after...
  • Peninsula Congressmen weigh in on budget deal

    Something's better than nothing, two Peninsula members of Congress say. Neither Rep. Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, D-Newport News, nor Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Northumberland, are in love with the bidget compromise reached this week, but both support it. "I...
  • Robert B. Reich: Charity begins at home (particularly at wealthy homes)

    It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons. America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...