Poverty

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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…

Massive disability fraud scheme unravels under congressional magnifying glass

By Andrew Branch
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Government | As the government shutdown rages on, Republicans and Democrats traded compliments in a bizarre scene that unfolded Monday in the Senate Committee on Homeland…

Bob Coté, 1941–2013

By Marvin Olasky
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Homelessness | Bob Coté, founder and president of one of America’s most innovative homeless shelters, Step 13 in Denver, died last Friday. Born 72 years ago, the…

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