| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Welcome to the club, Chicago! Your city aldermen have chosen to join voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, as well as the elected leaders in my hometown of Seattle, in making 2014 the year of the minimum wage. There are probably many...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:30 AM
President Obama first grabbed national attention with a keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention that portrayed America the way most Americans want to see it, as a unified entity, regardless of its occasional squabbles.
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:34 PM
Maryland will see hundreds of millions in federal cash to build the Red Line, dredge the port of Baltimore and clear a backlog of rape kits, among other provisions in a massive budget deal reached by congressional negotiators Tuesday night.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The least surprising result here in Arkansas election night was the overwhelming approval of an initiated act to raise the state's minimum wage. It passed by a landslide vote -- something like 65 percent. Three other states raised their minimum wage in...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:49 AM
The moral case against racial inequality in the U.S. is pretty simple. When we don't give equal opportunity to minority kids, we deny them a full future. When better jobs are kept out of reach of qualified minority workers, we deny their families...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Was John Hanger's recent commentary supposed be run on April's Fools Day instead of Halloween ("Democrats run the economy better," Oct. 30). Surely his supposed reasoning on the subject of why Democrats run the economy better than Republicans was with...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
| Nov 10, 2014
A new building broke ground at Medical City, bringing incubation space to the area and creating a "launch pad for health and life science commercialization at Lake Nona," the developer, Tavistock Development Company, said in an announcement.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:35 PM
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett this summer achieved what few thought was possible: Overcoming unlikely odds, the Republican won Obama administration approval for Pennsylvania to run its own version of Medicaid expansion.
With that the program to...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Orlando officials and representatives of Orlando City Soccer Club tried to reassure Parramore residents Wednesday that a new Major League Soccer stadium will be good for their neighborhood.
About 150 people attended the first community meeting the...