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  • Lawrence Summers: Ending the second-term curse

    Disillusionment with Washington has rarely run higher. Congress is unable to act even in areas where there is widespread agreement that measures are necessary, such as immigration, infrastructure spending and business tax reform. The Obama...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • No lock on long-term funding

    What began as a symbolic and lasting expression of love has devolved into a sad commentary on the state of America, and provides an exclamation point to the issue of our crumbling infrastructure. Steve Hendrix wrote in a column in the Washington Post...
  • 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...
  • Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions

    Kashkari's gubernatorial campaign heads in unconventional directions
    On a recent sunny Sunday in South Los Angeles, worshipers gathered in a wood-beam Pentecostal church to sing and offer testimonials of faith. In the middle of the African American congregation, swaying during the hymns and dropping money into the...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...