Poverty

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Signs and Wonders: Even the best intentions can’t end poverty

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Lifting all ships. The interest of the millennial generation in the plight of the poor is admirable, but those of us in the older demographic sometimes wish…

Government attempts to rein in disability fraud

By Andrew Branch
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Government | Facing backlash from scandals and the specter of running out of money, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is making changes in 2014 to curb fraud in its…

The war on poverty at 50

By Cal Thomas
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Poverty | In his State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a “war on poverty.” Today, with roughly the same number of people…

A gift that will keep on giving

A gift that will keep on giving

By Cal Thomas
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Education | Each year during the period of conspicuous consumption known as Christmas shopping, I try to think of a gift that will not be returned, exchanged, or…

Beyond the welfare state

Beyond the welfare state

By Marvin Olasky
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Effective Compassion | Choosing a different path to stop the downward spiral of government dependence

Philanthropic and academic arrogance

By Marvin Olasky
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Education | Not only donors practice what Charles Dickens satirized as “telescopic philanthropy.” Professors wise in their own eyes fall into it as well. Dickens…

A home for the holidays

By Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette
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Lifestyle | Organizations across the country offer tangible help and real hope to the homeless

Why Gawker seems brainless

Why Gawker seems brainless

By Marvin Olasky
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Poverty | The website Gawker on Tuesday featured a story with a grabby lead paragraph: “A new study that traces the effect of government programs on poverty all the way…

Tale of the teeth

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Poverty | The blog post was titled “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or Poverty Thoughts,” by a young woman with the cyber-moniker “KillerMartinis.” (Warning: The…

Single-sex schools help inner city boys succeed

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Every morning, the students at the Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx, N.Y., recite these words: “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my…

Congress takes another stab at farm subsidies and food stamps

By Andrew Branch
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Politics | In its first post-shutdown test, Congress must rehash this summer’s farm bill fiasco. After threatening financial disaster for their principles, both…

Is welfare subsidizing the fast-food industry?

By Tiffany Owens
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Economy | Activists from a wage-increase campaign group called Low Pay is Not OK, published a clip last week from a secretly recorded phone conversation between a…

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