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  • It's time for a raise, America!

    Why on earth would anybody oppose raising the minimum wage in America to 10 bucks an hour -- a level no working adult would recognize as livin' large? I can think of two reasons. Actually, there are three, considering that President Barack Obama has come...
  • It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage

    Why on earth would anybody oppose raising the minimum wage in America to 10 bucks an hour — a level no working adult would recognize as livin' large? I can think of two reasons. Actually, there are three, considering that President Barack Obama...
  • Stop health care act's outrageous bailout of insurance companies

    Stop health care act's outrageous bailout of insurance companies
    President Obama's health care overhaul looks extremely unlikely to hit the goal set for it in October: enrolling "at least" 7 million people in exchanges by April. So the administration is redefining success as mere survival for the program. The Patient...
  • The best idea on raising the minimum wage you've never heard of

    The best idea on raising the minimum wage you've never heard of
    Let’s raise the minimum wage. There, I said it. Out loud. Has the U.S. economy collapsed yet? Oh, but it will, Republicans say. For proof, they point to such things as the Congressional Budget Office report released Tuesday, which said that a hike...
  • O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting

    O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised...
  • House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate

    House sends farm bill compromise to the Senate
    WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives easily approved a new five-year farm bill Wednesday, ending nearly two years of contentious debate over how to cut agriculture subsidies and nutrition programs. The final vote was 251-166. The Senate is...
  • Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare

    Another misguided GOP attack on Obamacare
    Ever since the housing market collapse, nothing stokes the flames of public outrage quite like the phrase "government bailout." It's become the condemnation of choice for both parties when faced with a policy they don't like. Lately, conservatives have...
  • How the GOP's Obamacare alternative is designed to fail

    Evidently fed up with accusations that their "repeal and replace" plan for Obamacare has consisted of a whole lot of "repeal" and not even a tiny bit of "replace," Senate Republicans last week unveiled an actual, detailed healthcare reform proposal. The...
  • Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough

    Federal deficit dips, again, but long-term outlook remains tough
    WASHINGTON -- The federal deficit is likely to continue its slide -- to a lower-than-expected $514 billion for 2014, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday. Down from last year's $680 billion, the current deficit projection would...
  • New forecast sharpens Obamacare debate

    New forecast sharpens Obamacare debate
    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s healthcare law will reduce the ranks of the uninsured by roughly 13 million this year and 25 million once the law is fully phased in, but will also result in the equivalent of 2-million people reducing their work...
  • Income inequality begins to hit business in the pocketbook

    There's a new element in the debate over U.S. income inequality, and it's one that may actually get our political leadership talking about ways to address the issue: businesses are beginning to notice that their middle-class customers have disappeared....