04/16/14 07:30 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Wednesday up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action. Ban told reporters before meeting with Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union's...
By Michael Barone | 04/11/14 04:32 PM
My American Enterprise Institute colleague Nick Eberstadt provides a reminder that the federal government has been a pioneer in producing useful and reliable statistics. It began with the Constitution's unprecedented and, in Eberstadt's words, “truly revolutionary” requirement that a census...
03/31/14 05:31 AM
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said. A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger "hotspots of hunger" among the world's poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine...
03/30/14 12:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda: massively expanding affordable housing, increasing wages for the working class and overhauling...
By Star Parker | 03/28/14 04:06 PM
When Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., went off on Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., for his remarks that, “We have got a tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work,” the...
03/24/14 08:15 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Children living in a slum in Argentina's capital are playing cricket as part of an initiative to help them escape poverty and crime. Villa 21-24 in Buenos Aires is a slum so dangerous that most outsiders don't dare enter. But the kids playing the ball-and-bat...
By Sean Lengell | 03/14/14 02:53 PM
The Congressional Black Caucus has taken Rep. Paul Ryan to task for comments he made about poverty in U.S. "inner cities" and invited the Wisconsin Republican to address the group.
By Michael Barone | 03/12/14 07:50 PM
The jobs data are certainly depressing, as economists of just about every ideological stripe agree. Total national employment is down from the 2007 peak of 147 million to 144 million.
By Paul Bedard | 03/12/14 12:13 PM
Five hundred economists, including three Nobel laureates, on Wednesday urged Congress to junk President Obama’s proposal to boost the minimum wage to $10.10, claiming it will cut jobs and raises prices.
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