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  • Nightmares come true for the neediest

    Nightmares come true for the neediest
    Jean called the other day from her desert condo near Palm Springs. She'd been notified that the state was cutting back again on aid for the disabled and she was worried.
  • Utopia is a hard sell in Jordan Downs

    Utopia is a hard sell in Jordan Downs
    Ronald Perkins and his neighbors were nearly outnumbered by the consultants and architects who showed up at the Jordan Downs community center. For three hours, they listened as a procession of planners depicted their home as an "island of poverty," and...

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged

    Homeownership remains a goal that should be encouraged
    I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner. That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides. It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...

    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...