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  • Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed
    Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class. Wal-...
  • Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.

    Read House Speaker Will Weatherford's entire speech. Please.
    TALLAHASSEE --Because you asked for it (not really), here's the entire text of House Speaker Will Weatherford's session-opening speech: Opening Day Speech - 2014 House Speaker Will Weatherford Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Remarks As Prepared Welcome back to...
  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
  • 75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on

    75 years after Steinbeck's 'Grapes' the makers-takers fight goes on
    As we approach the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Grapes of Wrath," we are as concerned as ever with the subject of the increasing gap between the very rich and the other 99 percent of us. Due to our current Snapchat- and Twitter-sized...
  • SunRail, Rice, and humans: Letters

    Model of inefficiency If SunRail continues to be as horribly inefficient as it was Tuesday, then let's rename it SunFail now and get it over with. The train was 90 minutes late Tuesday afternoon when it finally arrived going northbound at the Church...
  • Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling

    Natural Products Expo West harvests snacks, discusses labeling
    When you shop for food, are you thinking of your devotion to the environment or to animal welfare? Do your primary concerns involve allergies or genetically modified (GMO) ingredients? Even as the federal government is working to simplify food labels,...
  • House GOP revives Paul Ryan's austere budget, Medicare cuts

    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will revive Rep. Paul Ryan's lightning-rod proposals to slash the federal safety net, beef up military spending and reduce taxes for the wealthy in a budget unveiled Tuesday -- an election-year calling card that Democrats...
  • Pennsylvania welfare rejections were justified

    Pennsylvania welfare rejections were justified
    Everybody knows what happened to Marie Antoinette when she displayed insufficient concern for the poor of France while pursuing a dissolute life of pleasure and extravagance for herself and other plutocrats from places like Austria and Prussia. While...
  • 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...
  • West Hollywood's Duran making a name for himself in supervisor's race

    West Hollywood's Duran making a name for himself in supervisor's race
    John Duran gets the question over and over in his against-the-odds bid to replace Zev Yaroslavsky on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. People he meets on the campaign trail ask, "Where did you come from?" The quick answer is West Hollywood....
  • 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...
  • Why ambitious ideas always backfire politically

    Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he was interested in "fundamentally transforming the United States of America." Yet almost every time elected...