Trump’s No Outlier

Trump’s No Outlier

There are those who would have you believe that Donald Trump is an aberration among Republican presidential contenders — the black sheep uncle who shows up half-drunk at family gatherings, insults the guests, scandalizes the women, and otherwise brings dishonor to the...
A Big Win for Fast Food Workers

A Big Win for Fast Food Workers

For many Americans, the only connection between Labor Day and labor is that you don’t have to do any of the latter as a result of the former. In other words, it’s just a day off work — an occasion to barbecue or go out of town for a three-day weekend. But...
Shielding Wall Street from the Ravages of Bigotry

Shielding Wall Street from the Ravages of Bigotry

Phil Gramm, the former right-wing senator from Texas, has surprised me. I assumed he had zero charitable instincts. In office, he kept trying to kill safety net programs, such as food assistance: “We’re the only nation in the world where all our poor...
A Welcome New Yardstick for Measuring CEO Greed

A Welcome New Yardstick for Measuring CEO Greed

Should corporations in America have to annually reveal how much they pay their most typical workers compared to how much they pay their CEOs? In 2010, Congress embraced that idea. Lawmakers plugged into the landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...
The Millennial Generation’s Literacy Crisis

The Millennial Generation’s Literacy Crisis

Summer is a time of endings and beginnings. For most of the approximately 1.8 million people who just graduated from college, this season marks the end of at least 17 years of formal education and the launch of their careers. My career started a little sooner than...
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