| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:39 PM
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.
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:14 AM
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...
| May 9, 2014
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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,...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:34 PM
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.
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| May 4, 2014
| 8:06 PM
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....
| Mar 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...