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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsFigured I'd combine two topics into one for a mishmash Monday morning post: Super Bowl ads and proposed bills in the Florida Legislature that would bar the poor from using food stamps for junk food like candy, soda and potato......
Tags: Clint Eastwood, Football, Regis Philbin, Super Bowl, Eminem
The pause is familiar to anyone who has been in a supermarket: The grocery checkout suddenly stops as a customer, perhaps quietly embarrassed, decides which items can be purchased and which will have to wait. One day in Apples & Oranges, the grocery...
As a member of Congress, Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) is proud to stand up for the principles of limited government and individual responsibility. The first-term congressman expresses skepticism about such safety-net programs as food stamps, regarding...
While farmers are struggling to get seeds in the ground and ranchers are moving livestock to pasture, Congress is stepping closer to piecing together the 2013 Farm Bill. † Issues, some big and some small, still divide lawmakers and the process will take...
Old sayings are clichťs, but they're oft repeated for the simple reason that they're usually true. Snooty writers such as columnists avoid that shorthand method of communicating an idea — obviously it's beneath our keen mental capacity — but...
The quintessential drunk with a graying beard drooling in his sleep on a park bench is still out there. But the face of the homeless in Lake County has taken a dramatic turn. Think: Single dad raising two preschoolers. Or Mom and three kids, ages 7, 6...
The most common complaint from people who email me about my columns is that the federal government is horrible: Too big and growing too fast, too corrupt and wasteful, and providing too many benefits to too many Americans. If we just shrink the...
Regular readers of this column have heard me say it before, but I'll say it again: I'm often embarrassed by the questions my colleagues ask at White House briefings. This week was no exception. Among reporters inside the Beltway, the latest narrative,...
Tags: Government Debt, Poverty, Hampton Roads, White House, Politics
Bonnie Lee worked for 12 years as a health technician for Kaiser Permanente in Southern California, started her own Web services company, and raised two kids as a single mother in Ontario. Then Bonnie, 51, moved back East to rural Pennsylvania and...
We are living in the Golden Age of hypocrisy. There's an obesity epidemic, and we're baking hot dogs into pizza crusts. People spend tens of thousands of dollars on off-road vehicles that will never see a drop of mud. And we all seem to agree on the...
Remember when President Barack Obama stuck a federal takeover of the student loan program into the "Affordable Care Act," AKA "Obamacare"? The dirty deed was accompanied by a promise that federal control would save taxpayer money and cut off all the...
In the volatile world of radio, almost nothing lasts half a century. But a great Chicago radio station — WVON-AM 1690 — has managed the feat: The institution marks its 50th anniversary Monday and celebrates with a concert featuring Toni...
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