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  • 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.
  • Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say

    Russia's 'oil sickness' erodes urgency for reform, critics say
    MOSCOW — It can take Moscow residents two hours in dense traffic to drive the first 10 miles on the highway to St. Petersburg, in the direction of their country cottages surrounded by lakes and birch groves. Then the road's real limitations become...

    Banks profit from fees paid by California welfare recipients

    Banks profit from fees paid by California welfare recipients
    SACRAMENTO — Millions of dollars in welfare benefits are ending up in banks' pockets each year when poor Californians access their taxpayer-funded benefits, according to state statistics and a report released Tuesday. Like many other states,...

    Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'

    Matt Taibbi rips into America's growing income gap in 'The Divide'
    Matt Taibbi begins his sixth book, "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap," with a simple formulation: "Poverty goes up; Crime goes down; Prison population doubles." It's a snapshot, a way to represent what Taibbi sees as the...

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...