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Poverty War

Written by Rob Rogers on .

It has been 50 years since LBJ declared a war on poverty. Some say the war has been a failure because many people are still poor. But the truth is, programs like Medicaid, Welfare and even Food Stamps have become lifelines for poor families. We need to keep fighting the good fight.

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Ski Jump

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Recent suicide bombings in Russia have cast a dark shadow over the winter games coming up in Sochi. There are always security issues when it comes to the Olympics, but this time the threat feels more serious. 

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Resolution

Written by Rob Rogers on .

Everyone can relate to the demoralizing practice of making New Year's resolutions that are impossible to keep. We all do it, year after year. But nobody does it quite like the current crop of Republicans in Congress. 

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Closeup

Written by Rob Rogers on .

I hope Baby New Year isn't camera-shy. Here's wishing all the folks at the NSA a happy and healthy 2014! But, then, they already knew that. 

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GOP Warmth

Written by Rob Rogers on .

With so many people still struggling to stay out of poverty and so many others still looking for jobs, this is the worst possible time to do away with food stamps and unemployment benefits. So, naturally, the republicans do exactly that.

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