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February 19, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Unemployment benefits: When is the right time to end handouts?

The Seattle Times editorial board says “it’s too soon to cut off” federal unemployment benefits (which the Times admits should be temporary) but doesn’t explain exactly when we should cut it off [“Congress, it’s time to extend federal unemployment benefits again,” Opinion, Feb. 17]. It’s just like affirmative-action proponents who repeatedly say it’s too…

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0 Comments | More in Unemployment | Topics: affirmative action, Matthew Barry, unemployment benefits

July 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The ongoing evolution of affirmative action

Affirmative action is outdated, and Supreme Court agrees I was rather disappointed to see the semantic gymnastics to which Lynne Varner resorted to analyze the latest Supreme Court decision on affirmative action as actually supporting the continued application of this terribly tired doctrine. [“Column: Affirming a call for diversity,” Opinion, June 28.] She writes that Justice…

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0 Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: affirmative action, class, diversity

June 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Affirmative action is fading as disadvantage evolves

Economic inequality trumps racial inequality Kudos to columnist David Brooks for his trenchant analysis of the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding affirmative action [“The affirmation of a new reality,” Opinion, June 27.] As a 20-year veteran teacher in Seattle Public High Schools (the last eight at Cleveland High School, one of the poorest in the city)…

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0 Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: affirmative action, class, education

June 27, 2013 at 7:30 AM

U.S. Supreme Court decisions

Supreme Court is not working for the people It is clear to me now that the conservative majority of the United States Supreme Court is viewing things through glasses provided by corporate America. [“Court sends back Texas affirmative-action plan,” news, June 25.] The Supreme Court’s decisions of the last few days read like a page from…

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0 Comments | More in Politics | Topics: affirmative action, consumers, minorities