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  • If the tea party ran the country

     If the tea party ran the country
    What exactly does the tea party movement want? Other than bringing tricorn hats, powdered wigs and knee breeches back into style, that is. If every Republican squish in Congress were booted out of office and replaced by a doughty defender of our...
  • Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters

    Gov. Brown's Mexico trip may help to woo Latino voters
    Jerry Brown was a 27-year-old law school graduate when he first traveled to Mexico, trying to pick up the language by staying with a family that didn't speak English. Five decades later, whatever Spanish he learned has faded, and the governor used...
  • Welfare state grows as self-sufficiency declines

    For the past 50 years, the government's annual poverty rate has hardly changed at all. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 15 percent of Americans still live in poverty, roughly the same rate as the mid-1960s when the War on Poverty was just starting....
  • Anne Arundel County considers two organic visions for former Naval Academy dairy farm

    Two people have expressed interest in bringing organic farming back to the former Naval Academy dairy farm in Gambrills: the current farmer, who ended the practice this spring, and an Annapolis woman who wants to set up a farmer training program. Ed Fry,...
  • Calif. GOP gubernatorial hopeful spends week on Fresno streets

    FRESNO, Calif. On July 21, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari stepped off a bus in downtown Fresno with $40 in his pocket and planned to spend the next week job hunting while living on the streets. His campaign project went public Thursday,...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs California budget after smooth process

    Bringing a swift end to a low-key budget process, Gov. Jerry Brown signed California's new $156.3-billion spending plan on Friday. He made almost no vetoes when approving the budget, which expands preschool to more poor children, increases welfare...
  • It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy

    It's about quality, not quantity, when it comes to child literacy
    America's doctors have joined the chorus urging parents to read daily to their children, instead of handing over iPads or parking the kids in front of the TV. The American Academy of Pediatrics launched its "literacy promotion" campaign this week,...
  • Court gives employers a pass

    Conservatives are hailing the Supreme Court's 5 to 4 rulings in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn as victories for liberty, religious in the former case and associational in the latter. Liberals say what the decisions have in common is the...
  • In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?

    In Theory: What's your take on the Hobby Lobby decision?
    In a controversial decision June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the religious rights of the closely held for-profit Hobby Lobby crafts chain, whose owners objected to the Affordable Care Act's contraceptives mandate. (The court did not apply those...
  • The right sharpens its knives for Social Security disability, again

    The right sharpens its knives for Social Security disability, again
    As we all know, the official animal of Washington, D.C., is the scapegoat. Today's example is Carolyn W. Colvin, the acting commissioner of Social Security. Colvin recently was raked over the coals by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, the capital's chief...
  • Reviews: 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' by Thomas Piketty, 'Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism' by David Harvey

    Reviews: 'Capital in the Twenty-First Century' by Thomas Piketty, 'Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism' by David Harvey
    James Surowiecki wrote recently in The New Yorker of Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of the private-equity firm Blackstone Group. Schwarzman is worth more than $10 billion. But he's convinced that he is being persecuted. Some have called for the...
  • VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply

    VA disability claims, and costs, rising sharply
    To the editor: Thank you for this article showing the stupidity and huge cost of the military veterans program, which is apparently riddled with fraudulent — but acceptable — claims. Webster’s defines disability as “inability...