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  • Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide

     Ferguson and our stubborn racial divide
    Fifty years ago this summer, President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Back then, it was reasonable to expect that by 2014, America would be a fully integrated nation in which equality prevailed. But as the events in Ferguson,...
  • Misguided on immigration

    Images of Central American children alone and crying in detention centers torment us while we debate what to do about immigration. A psychiatry professor gave part of the answer in a lecture long ago about child refugees who survived the apocalyptic...
  • Virginia politics: Democrats push for details on Medicaid session

    Virginia politics: Democrats push for details on Medicaid session
    The General Assembly is to convene next month to talk about Medicaid expansion, but there's still no firm word on the scope of what they'll tackle – or even what kind of legislation, if any, they'll consider — and that is starting to bug...
  • The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms

    The shocking link between diapers for poor babies and jobs for moms
    Babies need diapers. When impoverished babies don't have enough diapers, bad things happen -- not just to them, but to their parents. Sounds kind of weird, right? But “unmet diaper need” -- a phrase that is new to me -- can impede a...
  • Lawrence Summers: Ending the second-term curse

    Disillusionment with Washington has rarely run higher. Congress is unable to act even in areas where there is widespread agreement that measures are necessary, such as immigration, infrastructure spending and business tax reform. The Obama...
  • Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions

    Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions
    On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
  • How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?

    How will Washington respond to Paul Ryan's poverty plan?
    Yes, we Americans, our members of Congress and our presidents care intensely about the plight of our fellow citizens who live in poverty. Until a little time passes, at which point ... we all move on. All of us, that is, except the millions of people...
  • No lock on long-term funding

    What began as a symbolic and lasting expression of love has devolved into a sad commentary on the state of America, and provides an exclamation point to the issue of our crumbling infrastructure. Steve Hendrix wrote in a column in the Washington Post...
  • Letter: Suggestions for addressing poverty

    Re: “Panel addresses strategies on poverty,” Aug. 9. Here are some of the ideas I presented to the Glendale Housing Authority on July 29: 1. Create a business incubator for the unemployed and those on welfare with an annual 100 participant...
  • American dream thriving in boomtown -- Williston, N.D.

    This summer marks five years since the "Great Recession" officially ended. For millions of Americans, it probably does not seem possible that our economy has grown for that long. After all, by historical standards, the current recovery is anemic, if not...
  • Drawing undocumented immigrants out of the shadows

    WASHINGTON With federal immigration bills stalled on Capitol Hill, many states are charging ahead on their own to open doors to unauthorized immigrants, from allowing them to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities, to giving them driver's...
  • Clermont WIC office takes part in upcoming World Breastfeeding Week

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County is teaming up with the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, which will be observed from Aug. 1-7.  WIC breastfeeding support group meetings are held...