Government Shaming Welfare Recipients is Hypocritical

Shaming welfare recipients can appeal to conservatives but it won’t do any good and it doesn’t make sense. The Portland Press Herald reports, “Lewiston mayor wants welfare recipients’ names, addresses listed online.” Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, a longtime critic of public assistance programs, wants to publicize the names and addresses of Mainers on welfare by creating an online registry of recipients. Writing in his regular column in the Twin City Times, a Lewiston-Auburn weekly Read more […]

The Journal News Removes its “Gun Map”

The Journal News finally took down their interactive map on Friday amid harsh criticism stemming from publicizing the identities and locations of those who lawfully own handguns. They’re insisting however that their decision to pull the map down had nothing to do with the criticism they received. Associated Press reported:  “[Journal News publisher] Hasson wrote that the decision to remove the names ‘is not a concession to critics that no value was served by the posting of the map in the Read more […]