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  • Access to Medicaid: a values judgment

    Medicaid expansion for the medically uninsured made possible by the Affordable Care Act elicits sustained controversy at both the State and federal level. Other democracies have long ago created inclusive medical insurance for all citizens. Yet US...
  • Paul Ryan, anti-poverty sage or partisan hack?

    A headline Monday in Politics Now, the L.A. Times' blog on national politics, distilled the challenge facing Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) as he tries to broaden his party's appeal. The story by Lisa Mascaro was about a report the House Budget Committee...
  • The zombie walks: Yet another GOP attack on Medicaid

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." On Monday his committee released another attack on Medicaid, one of the linchpins of the Affordable Care Act...
  • Virginia Gazette Last Word for March 26: Garage sale gaffes; Bravo!; Driving concerns

    Virginia Gazette Last Word for March 26: Garage sale gaffes; Bravo!; Driving concerns
    Garage sale gaffes "To the person who stole an iPod Touch from the 80-year-old women's booth at the Kingsmill yard sale: If you are a teenager/adult, then you are a very low person. If you are a child, may your parents tan your hide." "On March 22, at...
  • 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...
  • Government Policies Worsen Inequality

    Someone who is determined to disbelieve something can manage to disregard an Everest of evidence for it. So Barack Obama will not temper his enthusiasm for increased equality with lucidity about the government's role in exacerbating inequality. In the...
  • TV Review: 'Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert'

    Television news frequently uses personal stories to shed light on broader issues, an approach that works to varying degrees. While the message in "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life & Times of Katrina Gilbert," comes through loud and clear, it's rendered...
  • Letters: On toddlers found wandering in South L.A.

    Re "Boys' plight raises red flag," March 12 The article reports that two children, ages 2 and 3, were found on a busy South L.A. street after wandering into a liquor store asking for bread. Their mother was enrolled in a program to help her keep her...
  • As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing

    As EU doors open, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants see minds closing
    BERLIN — The last time she checked, Katya Tasheva had the normal number of limbs and eyes. So she feels a nasty shock of non-recognition, she says, when German news reports warn of a coming invasion of people like her — Bulgarians — as...
  • Kashkari targets Brown on bullet train, schools, inequality

    SACRAMENTO — Republican candidate for governor Neel Kashkari pounded away Thursday at Gov. Jerry Brown's support for a $68-billion bullet train project, calling it "the most egregious example we have of misplaced priorities." "Dollars are limited,...
  • Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices

    Letters: Paul Ryan's poor budget choices
    Re "Rep. Ryan calls for cuts in anti-poverty programs," March 4 So Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) proposes to reduce college Pell grants and child-care and welfare assistance programs. Odd that I didn't see any proposal to tax at ordinary income rates the...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?

     Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?
    President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that's more of a Democratic Party wish list than a realistic spending blueprint for a divided government. Higher taxes on the wealthy? Check. More spending on anti-poverty programs, research,...