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  • RedBlueAmerica: Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?

    The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? Recent poll results from the Pew Research Center raise the question anew: They show that 86 percent of self-described...
  • Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers

    Debra Harrell and the mythology of bad black mothers
    You may not yet know the name Debra Lynn Harrell, but you’ve heard her story. It’s been recounted to you by scandalized parents at the grocery store and anchors on the evening news. It’s been interspersed into speeches by politicians...
  • If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas

    If Democrats really want to address inequality, they need new ideas
    The Democrats have a couple of problems when it comes to addressing inequality. First, polling by the White House that was leaked last week apparently found that Americans aren't much interested in class conflict and punishing the rich. They simply want...
  • The price we pay for government

    The price we pay for government
    Nobody much likes to talk about it at city halls or county offices, but it costs money to have elected officials meet once or twice a month to make rules for a community or decide how to spend taxpayers' funds. Few Peninsula-area localities disclose...
  • Special Report-How Italy became a submerging economy

    IVREA Italy (Reuters) - Economic decline takes many shapes. In the northern Italian town of Ivrea, it looks like the abandoned, overgrown tennis courts where the employees of electronics giant Olivetti SpA once played. In the 1980s, Ivrea was a...
  • 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...
  • Factbox: Names in the frame for top EU jobs

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Wednesday to discuss candidates for several top jobs in the 28-member union after the election of former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the executive European Commission....
  • 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...
  • School takes state to federal court over Medicaid funding

    Pennsylvania school districts' mounting frustrations over long-delayed federal funding for medical services provided to students has spilled over into federal court where a private school is suing the state and one of its contractors. The Vista School, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Audit: Dead people get more than $200,000 worth of Pa. welfare benefits

    More than $200,000 worth of welfare benefits were given to deceased Pennsylvanians in an eight-month timeframe, according to an interim report from Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. DePasquale announced Tuesday what he called a "systemic"...