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  • Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage

    Ron Unz, a mo' money man on the minimum wage
    Ron Unz knows his way around the California ballot. He ran for governor against Pete Wilson in the GOP primary 20 years ago. He lost big, but four years later he won with his Proposition 227, which altered California schools by effectively ending...
  • Raise the minimum wage? No, subsidize wages instead.

    Livable wages and less income disparity are noble objectives that resonate with many people. President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the minimum wage as a way to meet those objectives. But there's a better way to improve wages, assist low-...
  • To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics

     To spur job creation, bring on supply-side economics
    The Congressional Budget Office says unemployment won't drop to 5.5% — the benchmark for "full employment" — until 2024. That implies a 15-year recovery from the Great Recession (which officially ended in June 2009, when the economy started...
  • 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...
  • Doctor demand will grow by up to a third by 2025 - study

    Doctor demand will grow by up to a third by 2025 - study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Driven by an aging population and increased access to health insurance, the U.S. will need more doctors by 2025, says a new study. The expected rise in demand varies by state and medical specialty, according to the study's...
  • Here's the lowdown on the health insurance penalty

    If you don't buy a health insurance policy by March 31, 2014, get ready to pay up. The Affordable Care Act requires just about everyone to have health insurance in 2014 or pay a penalty. The penalty starts small and grows over the next three years,...
  • Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]

    Obama's policies divide the nation [Commentary]
    President Obama is dividing America into two nations — one rich, the other increasingly poor, and both more likely to elect Democrats. Americans growing richer support his policies, and those growing poorer are increasingly dependent on Democratic...
  • Simpson and Bowles: Budget deal is just a start

    The budget agreement reached by the House and Senate this week is a small step forward in restoring some sanity and order to the process. By putting in place a bipartisan plan for the next two years, the agreement represents a much-needed improvement over...
  • Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 6 edition
    Letters to the editor from Deerfield, Highland Park, Libertyville, Grayslake and Waukegan. Remembering Ramis I was in physical therapy with Harold Ramis. One day I mentioned how my grandson loved "Ghostbusters." Then Harold Ramis brought in a box...
  • Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery

    Most business economists say Fed bond-buying has helped recovery
    WASHINGTON -- Most business economists believe the Federal Reserve's controversial bond-buying stimulus program has helped boost the recovery, but differ on the effects of the healthcare reform law and other policies by President Obama and Congress,...
  • 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...