June 11, 2013 |
The U.S. economy is improving, yet Congress seems still to be in the grip of the delirium that shrinking the deficit in the near term is still a matter of paramount urgency. That's what's prevented lawmakers from dealing with their real task, which is to jolt the miserable jobs recovery into a higher gear and lift the budget sequester, one of the outstanding examples of mass insanity the country has ever seen. Consider the sequester as exhibit A. That's the package of mandated budget cuts enacted as part of the deal to raise the debt limit in 2011.
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June 10, 2013 |
In a office decorated with Chinese art and diagrams of body parts, Dr. George Ma cares for more than 4,000 patients. Nearly three-quarters are covered by Medi-Cal, the state's public insurance program for low-income Californians, and Ma said he receives $10 a month to treat most of them. This summer, when California makes a controversial 10% cut to Medi-Cal rates, he could get paid less. Ma said he didn't go into safety net medicine for the money, but he worries that the reductions will make it even harder for his patients to get medication, medical equipment and appointments with specialists.
June 7, 2013 |
CHICAGO - The Kings used to win road games, and not just by the score of 2-1 or 3-2. Really. In fact, one was here in Chicago at the United Center on March 25 in the regular season and they scored five goals, the last time they recorded such an impressive output. That win in Chicago was two days after the Kings suffered a loss at home against Vancouver. Then for 75 days the Kings were unbeatable at home until Thursday night, when they weren't anymore. Now the show moves to the road where they've found it nearly impossible to win during the playoffs.
May 27, 2013 |
Adrian Gonzalez said the Dodgers' 8-7 victory over the Angels on Monday night could change the course of the season. Manager Don Mattingly was also hopeful that would be the case. "That," Mattingly said, "was a good game. " The source of the sudden optimism was the erasing of a 6-1 deficit in the opening game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium, something completely out of character for the last-place Dodgers. Until this night, the largest deficit the Dodgers had overcome on their way to a victory was three runs.
May 20, 2013 |
Having childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood, a new study shows. The study, which followed up on 207 middle-class men who had been diagnosed with ADHD as children, found that some 33 years after their diagnosis, their body mass index was significantly higher than those without ADHD. Their propensity to become obese was twice that of adults who were never diagnosed with ADHD, according to the study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.
May 18, 2013 |
SAN JOSE - Live by the five-on-three and lose on the five-on-four. Two days after the Kings took advantage of a two-man advantage to rally from a one-goal deficit in a dizzying comeback against the Sharks in Game 2, they found themselves staring straight at a five-on-three disadvantage here Saturday night. They escaped the five-on-three but could not survive the five-on-four. The Sharks won it at 1:29 into overtime on Logan Couture's power-play goal, giving San Jose a 2-1 victory in Game 3 at HP Pavilion.