Child poverty and the Bush budget

Nowhere is the fakery of “compassionate conservatism” better exposed than in George W. Bush’s 2004 budget proposals affecting the children in low-income families

The health bridge is falling down

Ever heard of COBRA? You probably have if you lost a job and were offered the opportunity to keep your health coverage. Under the 1986 Consolidated Omnibus Benefit Reconciliation Act (COBRA), workers who are laid off must be offered, by their employer, the opportunity to purchase their existing coverage for up to 18 months.

National Clips

DENTON, Tex.: Books not bombs / LARAMIE, Wyo.: ‘Stop mad cowboy disease’ / EAST LOS ANGELES: Guerra no, paz si / PORTLAND, Maine: Support the troops, bring ‘em home / COLUMBIA, Missouri: GOP official resigns / SELMA, Ala.: Civil rights jubilee / PITTSBURGH: Steelworkers demand health care

Bush to poor people: Drop dead

The latest outrage of the Bush White House is the brutal attempt to kill the 40-year-old federal Medicaid program, the health program that is the final health and safety net for the unemployed, the disabled, the elderly and other low-income people.

National Clips

PITTSBURGH: 124th city on the peace list / BALTIMORE: Peace ‘illegal’ in suburban mall / SAN FRANCISCO: Stock exchange pres. against war / DETROIT: Marchers to High Court: ‘Save affirmative action’ / DALLAS: Driving while Black or Brown: Hazardous to your health / NEW YORK: Hikers start ‘No Tuition Hike’

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