| Jan 21, 2011
| 5:04 PM
It probably wasn't the warm and fuzzy message I suspect most of the full-house crowd at this year's 20th annual Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy Prayer Breakfast expected. But given the urgency, Benjamin Carson Sr. hadn't come all the way from Baltimore to pull...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 12:44 PM
By Alan Guebert
The mid-June Congressional action on ag programs seems to confirm why Washington, D.C.’s streets feature roundabout upon roundabout: moving left or right – a big deal on Capitol Hill now – usually lands you back where...
| Jul 1, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Some 30 years ago, I was walking the dry, hot, dusty streets of Berbera, Somalia. I was a young U.S. Navy sailor and our ship had pulled in to meet a destroyer tender for some essential repairs. We had been given a few precious hours of liberty, a gift...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 5:41 PM
According to a new study by the Annie E. Casey charitable foundation, the number of impoverished kids in Indiana has increased at more than double the national rate.
In the last decade, children living in poverty increased from 14 percent to 20 percent...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 3:02 PM
A recent report released by the National Poverty Center reveals more families nationwide are falling into extreme poverty year after year. Each member of these families has lived on $2 or less a day for at least a month.
"It's hard to take care of one...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 3:38 PM
Well, the poverty level statistics came out this week, and things haven’t been this bad since 1993.
Look to your left; look to your right. About one in every six of us is now considered to be living below the poverty level. In 1993, the average...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:11 PM
Did you see the devastating numbers about the wealth of minority families?
Their savings have largely been wiped out. White households now have 20 times more wealth than black households and 18 times more wealth than Hispanic households.
| Oct 20, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Let me toss some adjectives your way and see if you can guess who I am: Greedy, money-grubbing, inconsiderate, sellout. Did you guess: a Wall Street CEO? Nice try.
I am of course talking about Senator Mary Landrieu who has thrown an all too...