Opinion

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Save the children: Tax the rich

The way out of this crisis is to stop blaming the victims and to make the wealthy culprits pay. It is irresponsible and immoral not to do so.

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What happened to the War on Poverty?

With the remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy and the passing of Sargent Shriver, a foot soldier in the War on Poverty, recently, I have been reading about the early 1960s and listening to speeches by King and President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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"The Company Men": It's tough for bosses

The story of a laid-off worker would have made a much better movie than this one,  about three executives dealing with unemployment.

Does money buy happiness?

Money does NOT buy happiness, according to a recent scientific study. Well, you could have fooled me.

Recession slams Black and Latino families

Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.

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Germans take note of wealth gap in America

The days when Europeans believed that in America the streets are paved with gold are long over.

How capitalist health care lets women die

The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.

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Food for thought from someone who had an empty plate

In 2005, I found myself homeless for three days. My single parent couldn't afford the rent, and we had 30 days notice to get out. Things went from bad to worse.

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Helping the homeless isn’t profitable

Accused of deliberately destroying unsold winter clothing, including gloves and overcoats, instead of using them to clothe the homeless and poor, two New York City retailers, H&M and Wal-Mart have beat hasty retreats in recent days.

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Tales of hard times on the coast

On California's north coast, the sea used to provide many a worker and family a decent living - but no longer.

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