Saving the Economy Through More Jobless Benefits, Food Stamps

Are jobless benefits and food stamps the only hope for keeping the economy afloat? Motoko Rich: "Unless hiring picks up sharply to compensate, economists fear that the lost income will further ...

Times Hits the Natural Park Trail for Sob Stories on Looming Government Shutdown

Motoko Rich indulges in government-shutdown cliches: "Among the people anxiously waiting to hear if Congress can reach a budget deal are front desk clerks at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite ...

The Times Gets Taken in By Another Fabulist

Meet "Margaret B. Jones," author of a gang memoir about her days as a half-white girl in the hood that turned out to be totally fabricated.
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