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Editorial: Anti-poverty programs working

Recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure (a measure of poverty far more accurate than the official poverty rate), 49.8 million Americans live in the measure's-defined poverty. The census data also show that last year, Social Security kept 26.4 million people out of poverty, food stamps held 5 million people above the poverty line, and refundable tax credits managed to get 9.3 million people out of poverty.


Elliot: Why not give tanks?

Why not Tank Tuesday? If we're not going to have gun control (and it appears that we're not, because that would infringe upon the most holy of holy constitutional amendments, the Second), we should really not have gun control.


Tilly: The trouble with Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby, the arts and crafts Shangri-La and America's foremost hideaway for wearers of embroidered felt vests, is suing the government for "[running] roughshod" over the religious beliefs of the company's owners.


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