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For years, opponents of food stamps -- or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it’s now called -- have claimed that the program is just a cash giveaway. more
Lots of boys go through a blowing-things-up phase in their early adolescence. Ed Thorp’s was more explosive than most. The son of a security guard (his dad) and a Douglas Aircraft riveter (his mom) growing up in a working-class town near Los Angeles during and after World War II, at age 11 Thorp found a recipe for gunpowder in an old encyclopedia and began manufacturing it in large quantities, using it to power homemade rockets and rocket cars. more
At a recent meeting with small-business leaders, President Donald Trump pledged to do "a big number" on the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which he blamed for cutting off the bank lending needed for growth. "It's almost impossible now to start a small … more
If you want to know what "unicorn" hype is like at its grandest, read the initial public offering filing of Snap Inc., the parent company of messenger app Snapchat. more
In the first two years of his presidency, George W. Bush delivered commencement addresses at Yale, Notre Dame and Ohio State universities. more
Lady Gaga jumped from the roof of Houston's NRG Stadium during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, a splashy comeback for a superstar whose shine has faded recently. more
Keystone XL is back, along with the usual misconceptions about its virtues and dangers. There should be no doubt, however, that President Donald Trump's executive order advancing the project is a good thing. The reason is simple: By … more
Career and technical education is making a comeback in Rhode Island. Long overdue, real career programs provide high school students with opportunities to learn skills required of the workforce, to develop strong relationships with instructors, to … more
For much of my life, I loved the idea of nuclear power. The science was so cool, futuristic and complicated, the power plants so vast and majestic. more
Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
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