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  • Voice of the People, Apr. 16

    Bag ban If the city of Chicago bans retail establishments from using plastic bags, will the city stop using plastic bags in trash containers throughout the city and revert to the less-sanitary and more labor-intensive practice of having us just throw...
  • 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...
  • Teachers often blame parents for problem students

    Teachers often blame parents for problem students
    I figured that teachers wouldn't let me off easy — even though my Saturday column took their side. I wrote about the recent classroom scuffle between a teacher and student at Santa Monica High, defending the teacher and listing the forces that...
  • UK wages poised to pass recovery milestone

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's recovery from its deepest recession in decades looks set to pass a milestone this week when a six-year run of declining living standards is expected to show a turnaround. An end to the erosion of earnings by inflation will be...
  • Study finds debit cards can fight crime

    Paying employees via prepaid debit cards is a controversial issue in the workplace, but those on welfare and food stamps have long received their benefits on plastic. Moving public assistance payments to debit cards was considered more economical and...
  • Blair Kerkhoff: Unions and courtrooms aren't needed to fix on-campus sports problems, colleges say

    ARLINGTON, Texas Final scores weren't the only way of measuring success at the just completed Final Four. The other game being played is determining who is and isn't benefiting from the hoops extravaganza. The NCAA certainly is. College sports'...
  • Voice of the People, Apr. 07

    Safer neighborhoods I am a parent raising a young child on the South Side of Chicago. Every day I am afraid to go outside my home due to high crime and violence rates. Sometimes I'm even afraid in my home. Our young children are getting murdered,...
  • New Broward policy aims to help the "hard to hire'

    A controversial "Workforce Investment Act'' that requires county contractors to consider hiring felons, dropouts, homeless and other "hard to hire'' people was passed Tuesday on a split vote by the Broward County Commission. Commissioners debated for...
  • Commentary: A middle-class safety net

    Commentary: A middle-class safety net
    Spending on the major safety-net programs, including food stamps, nearly quadrupled between 1970 and 2010, but there have been winners and losers during that growth. Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would...
  • Robert B. Reich: The balance wheel of democracy

    Last week a majority of the Supreme Court decided that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign. The court said such spending doesn't corrupt...
  • 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...
  • Candidates trade jabs in fight for Orlando council seat

    Candidates trade jabs in fight for Orlando council seat
    Voters in west Orlando go to the polls Tuesday, and one thing is sure: They'll get a new city commissioner for the first time in 16 years. Daisy Lynum, who has represented City Council District 5 since 1998, is retiring, and there's a pitched battle for...