Take some education; it’s good for you

Ralph Massullo: Special to the Chronicle When I was growing up my mother seemed to always know exactly what was needed to solve any problem in our lives. Her advice and orders were usually succinct and direct. We complied and things got better. Interestingly, I still can’t figure out what that horrible tasting Cod Liver Oil […]

A New Strategy for the ‘War on Poverty’

Last January marks the 52nd anniversary of the ‘War on Poverty’ that began with legislation introduced by President Lyndon B.  Johnson in 1964.  At that time the poverty rate in the United States was around 19 percent representing roughly 36 million people.  Unfortunately, since then we have made little progress in combating poverty.  In fact, […]