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In a city still reeling from a shooting rampage that killed six and severely injured a congresswoman, contrasting giveaways are being proposed for a handful of its working-class neighborhoods. One would dole out free shotguns to poor adults. Another...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice
We're a nation of dependents, all right — dependent on rich corporations for jobs that pay a living wageFormer Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. writes about "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7). But if the programs of the New Deal and the Great Society have been less than successful, it should be noted that the lack of funding from "big government" has...
At a Republican presidential debate in 2011, all eight candidates on the stage said they would reject a budget deal that raised taxes even if it had $10 of spending cuts for every dollar of tax increases. At Tuesday's protest, I put the reverse question...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Tuesday approved vastly different plans to fund public assistance for the poor and protect children from abuse and neglect, with a House panel voting to cut more than 1,000 state jobs, or nearly 9...
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, red in the face, took off his jacket and rolled up a shirt sleeve -- but there was no relief from the discomfort of his affliction. The poor guy is suffering from triangulation. The man triangulating him,...
President Obama and some lawmakers in Washington and Annapolis have called for increasing the minimum wage, saying it would help the working poor. So far, those calls have gained little support, even on the left: Legislation to raise Maryland’s...
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday columns are usually thought-provoking, but not always in the way he intended. His latest opinion piece laments the vastly expanded entitlement economy — what he calls "a European-style welfare state" ("...
“I’d like to make a comment about HCC naming the court for Coach Jim Brown. I was fortunate and blessed and privileged to be a player for him in basketball, and he not only showed me the best way to play basketball, but he also taught me...
“Here’s a question for all the Mail Call readers. Why does our country, being $16.5 trillion in the hole, keep giving all these other countries money? And they’re giving Egypt tanks, planes and $1.5 billion this year. It doesn’t...
Tags: CVS Corp., Social Issues, Politics, Weaponry, Government
The Road Warrior w/Dan HartzellLast week's blog item on the degree to which litter blights our streets and highways (not to mention park land and just about every kind of outdoor space imaginable), and my call for suggestions on how we might convince fellow warriors to refrain from...
TALLAHASSEE – On the campaign trail, Rick Scott made it sound like such common sense: career politicians had driven the train in Tallahassee, and it was headed off a cliff because of spiraling government growth. Scott pledged to implement an...
You’re more likely to get a doctor’s appointment in Canada if you’re rich than if you’re poor, even though the government pays the bills, according to a new study. In the spring and summer of 2011, a team of Canadian...
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