Tips Should Go to Workers, Not Their Bosses

Tips Should Go to Workers, Not Their Bosses

Thea Bryan is a single mother putting herself through graduate school. She spends her days at an unpaid internship for her social work program. At nights, she bartends for tips. Sometimes, the pay is lucrative. But around October, her work — and money — started to...
Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

Everyone Hates This Tax Bill

As the Trump tax cuts fly through Congress at breakneck speed, one has to wonder: What’s the big rush? Surely a body known for gridlock and deliberation would want to hold hearings, interview stakeholders, and gather public input before restructuring the world’s...
The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Charles Dickens opened A Tale of Two Cities, perhaps his most famous tome, with the now iconic line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” The book is set in London and Paris during the late 1700s, the lead up to the French Revolution. While...
If There’s a War on Coal, Coal Already Lost

If There’s a War on Coal, Coal Already Lost

“The war on coal is over,” according to Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt spoke these words in a speech to coal miners in Hazard, Kentucky, where he announced the formal repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. What he failed to...