Like Ebenezer Scrooge, a certain rotund, snow-haired, thrice-married GOP presidential candidate regards poor children as slackers. "It is tragic what we do in the poorest neighborhoods, entrapping children in child laws which are truly stupid," Newt Gingrich told an audience at Harvard a few weeks ago. He'd like to put 9-year-olds to work as school janitors — thus eliminating jobs for overpaid, unionized adult workers and giving the kids a taste of what Gingrich called the "habits of working." And really, what inspires the dreams of needy children more than a mop and a... More >>>