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  • War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause

     War on Poverty -- it's not a lost cause
    Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
  • And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.

     And the budget winner is ... the defense sector.
    "Whenever a fellow tells me he is bipartisan," said Harry Truman, "I know he is going to vote against me." The hosannas to bipartisanship accompanying the budget deal passed this week should have served as fair warning to the rest of us that we lost...
  • U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added

    U.S. poverty higher, California highest, when housing costs added
    An alternative way of measuring poverty shows that nearly 2.8 million more people are struggling across the country than officially calculated, the U.S. Census Bureau reports – and California has by far the biggest share of people in poverty,...
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share

    A great idea for making Wall Street pay its fair share
    Here's an idea for raising government revenue whose time may have come. Instead of taxing the income of the wealthy, tax investment transactions that don't contribute much, if at all, to economic growth. The idea is known as a financial transaction tax....
  • Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise

    Washington lives down to expectations, expects vast praise
    Parents of small children and owners of dogs know that if they set low expectations for their charges, they'll end up with underachievers. American voters can see that phenomenon in action in the budget deal worked out by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen....
  • Pérez vows fiscal discipline from Democrats

    Pérez vows fiscal discipline from Democrats
    SACRAMENTO — Speaker John Pérez wants voters to know something: Cash may be cascading into state coffers as it hasn't for years. Democrats may totally control the Assembly with a new supermajority. But they're not going to be drunken sailors....
  • PASSINGS: Lindy Boggs

    PASSINGS: Lindy Boggs
    Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, 97, a plantation-born Louisianian who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Chevy...
  • The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks

    The chained CPI: A zombie benefit cut still walks
    It happens every time: Republicans and Democrats get into a standoff over the federal budget, and their best plan for wriggling out of it is to nickel-and-dime people on Social Security and Medicare. The worst zombie in this package, a terrible idea...
  • In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

    In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal
    WASHINGTON — The latest federal budget showdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis. This time, though, the parties come to the...
  • As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation

    As damaging sequester continues, Congress goes on 5-week vacation
    You may not have noticed, but the entire United States Congress sleazed out of town at the beginning of August for a five-week vacation, leaving much of the economy in a shambles. Let's take stock. The economy grew in the second quarter at a pitiful...