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Poverty

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  • In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters

    In Brazil, music for the flaunters and the wanters
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — Covered in tattoos and gold jewelry, MC Guime took the stage at a Sao Paulo club where patrons pay up to $4,500 for the VIP area, his lyrics fitting right in with the ostentatious surroundings. "Top of the line! Nike Shox...
  • Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich

    Paul Ryan the anti-Robin Hood: Robbing the poor to help the rich
    No, Paul Ryan isn’t Ebenezer Scrooge. But give him time; he’s young. And he shows such promise. On Tuesday, Ryan, the Republican tax-hatchet-man from Wisconsin, unveiled a new spending blueprint. Got a catchy title too: “The Path to...
  • Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?

    Has the new U.N. report turned Bill O'Reilly into an environmentalist?
    Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat. You’d like to...
  • How a Koch brothers operative played the sexism card against MSNBC

    How a Koch brothers operative played the sexism card against MSNBC
    Ladies, if you’re wondering how to use that sexism card you swore off in the 1970s after you got liberated, I suggest you take a look at the masterful performance of one Jennifer Stefano, a regional director of the Obamacare-hating, Koch brothers-...
  • Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'

     Forgotten boys are forged into suicide bombers in 'Horses of God'
    In a slum where soccer balls skitter and poverty is deep, coaxing voices lead young men and boys to terror. Talk of God turns to incantations on holy war and the youths, who have been promised martyrdom and paradise, slip on backpacks of crude...
  • The CBO tells Republicans (politely) they're all wet on Obamacare

    The CBO tells Republicans (politely) they're all wet on Obamacare
    As a bipartisan agency, the Congressional Budget Office has to tread lightly when it tells any of its clients on Capitol Hill that they're full of it. So the agency's remarks Monday about the employment impact of the Affordable Care Act is remarkable...
  • Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye

    Obamacare lawsuit forces order of nuns into the public eye
    People recognized St. Jeanne Jugan by the begging basket she carried while walking down the roads of Brittany, in northwest France, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Going from door to door, Jugan would ask people for money, gifts —...
  • U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program

    U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program
    Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
  • Maria Shriver puts a human face on the working poor in HBO film

     Maria Shriver puts a human face on the working poor in HBO film
    Veteran journalist and former California First Lady Maria Shriver is out to put a human face on Americans struggling to stay above the poverty line. In her new HBO documentary, "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," Shriver...
  • Farmer's Kitchen serves up farmers market produce

    To the uninitiated, the Farmer's Kitchen in Hollywood may seem like just a welcome spot to buy breakfast or lunch, or a bottle of vinegar or a bag of fresh potato chips in a neighborhood with plenty of new housing construction and not enough cafes. But...
  • In Mexico, Casita Linda is building hope

    In Mexico, Casita Linda is building hope
    Just a few miles from multimillion-dollar homes in this central Mexican resort town, the countryside yields to dirt-floor lean-tos made of sticks, rocks, cardboard, blankets or tarps. If residents are lucky, they have a panel of sheet metal as the roof....