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  • Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal

     Ghost of NAFTA haunts proposed Pacific Rim trade deal
    As lawmakers gear up for a rancorous debate on a bill that would help President Obama secure a massive Pacific Rim trade deal, congressional Democrats and their allies are making the case that such an agreement would be disastrous for American jobs and...
  • Immigration reform could boost tax revenue, study concludes

    Immigration reform could boost tax revenue, study concludes
    Undocumented workers in Florida pay nearly $605 million a year in state and local taxes — but they could pay more if they became legal, according to a new study backing immigration reform. Undocumented immigrants in the Sunshine State paid...
  • Ramesh Ponnuru: Taxes won't fix Social Security

    Social Security Works, a left-wing group, was quick on the draw. Within an hour of Sen. Marco Rubio's announcement that he was running for president, it issued a news release attacking him: "If Senator Marco Rubio had his way, Social Security's very...
  • Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It

    Misguided Food Stamp Challenge Doesn't Cut It
    Last week, American restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the actress and foodie, to eat on $29 a week, purportedly the amount a single food stamp user receives in benefits, for the "Food Stamp Challenge." The stunt is part of an...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...
  • Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?

    Unforced errors or tactical mistakes?
    Political pundits like to label gratuitous political gaffes as "unforced errors" — mistakes that come out of right field without warning or reason. These events are given extra analysis because they are unexpected and uncalled for —...
  • Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare

    Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that the “American people have the appetite for hard truths,” called Tuesday for cutting Social Security benefits and raising Medicare premiums for future upper-income retirees and raising the...
  • When the rich try to eat like they're poor

    When the rich try to eat like they're poor
    What happens when you cross a celebrity chef with a celebrity actress/lifestyle coach? You get the "Food Stamp Challenge." Last week, American chef and restaurateur Mario Batali challenged Gwyneth Paltrow, the Academy Award-winning actress and avid...
  • Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment

    Wal-Mart's $1 billion bargain: Wage hike, training a smart investment
    The latest greatest bargain at Wal-Mart isn't on anything it sells. It's the $1 billion price tag for the retail powerhouse's effort to improve the pay and training of its hourly workers. The edge of greater efficiency and improved customer service...
  • The 25-cent raise: What life is like after a minimum wage increase

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. — One Friday last month, Shanna Tippen left the house where she sometimes gets by with candles and flashlights, got into her beat-up 2003 Chrysler Sebring and drove to work to pick up her first new-and-improved paycheck. The...
  • Caution flag up on more easing of VA 'Choice Card' usage

    An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care instead could balloon VA health-care costs by as much as $46...