President Reagan is trying to cut Amtrak's billions in subsidies, but the great train bureaucracy is fighting back-with a lot of flimflam.
If you believed candidate Ronald Reagan in 1980, you should have seen federal spending of $760 billion last year. Instead, it was $842 billion. Any guesses about 1988 spending?
How best to help the poor? That question has long occupied the author of the pathbreaking book Losing Ground. And he's come up with some controversial, eye-opening answers.