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  • On Labor Day, what about labor's fair share?

    For Labor Day, let's talk bluntly about labor's fair share of the profits and of the productivity of the economy. The hard truth is that labor, meaning the wide middle class, is not receiving its fair share. There is no clear-cut reversal of the middle...
  • CBO explains jump in VA claims

    America's population of living veterans fell by almost five million, or 17 percent, from 2000 to 2013. So why did the number of veterans drawing disability compensation climb by 55 percent over that period? And why have yearly VA disability payments...
  • 'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial

    'Hands off my Medicare' won't close shortfall: Editorial
    When Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican nominee for vice president, toured Florida recently to promote his new book, he wasn't just greeted by fans. Protesters summoned by the Democratic Party and allied groups showed up to accuse the House budget chief of...
  • NO: Public agency serves vets better than the private market

    In 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million veterans, at over 1,700 hospitals,...
  • 8/30: 30-word Rant

    Congress, with a 10 percent approval rating, will return 90 percent of the incumbents to office. This meets the definition of insanity: doing the same thing and expecting a different result. Fair Tax isn't fair. It slashes taxes for the rich and hikes...
  • Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner

    In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
  • Veterans win in-state tuition benefit

    As president of the Collegiate Veterans Association at Florida State University, Abby Kinch often heard from veterans who ran into a stumbling block before they even started their college careers. Veterans new to the state who enrolled at Florida...
  • Outside Opinion: Export-Import Bank does Illinois no good

    Conservatives in Congress are pressing to end the Export-Import Bank, an agency that provides loans, loan guarantees and credit insurance to help U.S. companies export goods overseas. The bank's authorization will expire at the end of September unless...
  • A fair-minded pundit falls into a right-wing trap on Social Security

    New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait is usually a judicious and perceptive analyst of the intersection between politics and economics. So it's disappointing to see him blindly falling in step with a conservative attack on Social Security. Chait's error is...
  • Weaker corporate tax receipts worsen U.S. budget picture

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. budget picture will likely worsen this year as companies wait to see what actions Congress will take on taxes in coming months, a report from the Congressional Budget Office showed on Wednesday. The U.S. budget deficit for...
  • Federal gas tax hike on table

    — Before Congress hit the road for a five-week summer break, lawmakers checked one item off their to-do list: saving the federal Highway Trust Fund from running out of money within days. But that nearly $11 billion fix only pays for road and bridge...