It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’

It Doesn’t Have to Be ‘Us’ vs. ‘Them’

It’s increasingly easy to believe that our country is irreconcilably divided. But that’s not quite the America that Michael Morrill saw from his perch in Reading, Pennsylvania the weekend before the Republican convention in Cleveland. Morrill, the...
Give “Tax and Spend” a Chance

Give “Tax and Spend” a Chance

This time of year, a whole lot of Americans are feeling taxed enough already. But the astonishing momentum of Bernie Sanders’s presidential candidacy reveals something else: Millions of taxpayers are willing to entertain the idea that some of us aren’t taxed enough,...
Turning Our Backs

Turning Our Backs

With the winter winds of January came a flurry of reports that several states were moving to cut thousands of people from their Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, or “food stamp”) rolls. In New Jersey, for example, Governor Chris Christie pulled...
Pay Fair or Pay Up

Pay Fair or Pay Up

Have you ever complained about the cost of funding social programs for the poor? Then you should support a living wage for workers. That’s the message supporters of the Responsible Business Act are sending employers in Chicago. The bill would charge Cook County...
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