Recipe for Ripoffs

Recipe for Ripoffs

President Barack Obama is a surprisingly devout disciple of so-called “free trade.” During his first presidential bid he promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), indicating some concern over the U.S.-Canada-Mexico pact. A...
Stalled at the Starting Line

Stalled at the Starting Line

“Gentlemen, start your engines.” That message, played repeatedly in a commercial beamed on the Jumbotron at this year’s Indianapolis 500, had nothing to do with racecars. A coalition of faith, business, and law enforcement leaders used the iconic...
Nixing the Pentagon Slush Fund

Nixing the Pentagon Slush Fund

The Senate Armed Services Committee has finished its work on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that guides Pentagon policies. The measure authorizes $514 billion in spending for the Pentagon, along with the Energy Department’s national security...
Scrimping on Women’s Pay

Scrimping on Women’s Pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. Democrats will make sure that raising the minimum...
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