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  • 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...
  • Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage

    Pros and cons of raising the minimum wage
    Like most Americans, I love nothing more than curling up in my favorite chair with a warm cup of coffee and a copy of the latest Congressional Budget Office report. That's just what I did when I got hold of the CBO's recent take on the hot topic du...
  • 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...
  • Is this good news or bad? Politics and the English language

    . . . (With apologies to George Orwell) . . . Pity the poor Congressional Budget Office, which is routinely identified as a nonpartisan source of information about the federal government's budget and maybe the statistical mysteries of economics in...
  • Another attempt at Obamacare 'reform' blows up

    It's encouraging to see critics actually trying to fix what they see as flaws in the Affordable Care Act-- and disappointing when they do it so ineptly that they make the problem they're addressing much worse. That's what's happened with the proposed...
  • Fed chief Yellen indicates stimulus cuts will continue

    WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is trying to figure out how much of the recent economic slowing was caused by the harsh winter weather, a determination that could prompt it to reconsider how fast it pulls back on its key economic stimulus. In...
  • 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...
  • The argument for increasing minimum wage

     The argument for increasing minimum wage
    Hi everybody, America's most-beloved workplace advice columnist here. As promised last week, this column will focus on the argument in favor of raising the federal minimum wage. Next week's column will focus on the opposing argument. So please don't...
  • GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room

    GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room
    If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly. Studies by the...
  • No, Howard Dean, Obamacare doesn't ration Medicare

    Republicans have said hyperbolic things about the 2010 healthcare law's Independent Payment Advisory Board so many times -- e.g., former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's declaration that it's a "death panel" -- that I've gotten inured to it. Nevertheless, it was...