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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Snowden’s courageous action protected both our privacy and our democracy

Edward Snowden is a courageous American hero and will be remembered as one long after the “war on terror” is replaced by some other pretext for violating Americans’ constitutional rights and the rest of the world’s sovereignty, privacy and, sometimes, security.

January 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Spending billions on the Navy when millions are needy is obscene

The Budget Control Act of 2011 required automatic spending cuts unless Congress could agree on a long-term deficit reduction plan.

November 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Living wage: Restaurant workers fight for the vast underpaid majority

Walkouts and protests by fast-food workers demanding higher wages and collective-bargaining rights began last November and spread to 60 cities nationwide at the end of August.

September 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Can free enterprise boost the economy?

After five years of abnormally high unemployment since the Great Recession began, it is strange to hear people with access to major media still claiming that the solution lies in smaller government for America.

July 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Is expanding trade good for Americans? No, pact not the way to create jobs

WASHINGTON - The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a very special trade agreement. It is so special that our government officials who are negotiating it want to keep it completely secret from us.

May 13, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Should governors accept health insurance exchanges?

The Affordable Care Act of 2010 - widely known as Obamacare - requires states to set up exchanges where individuals and small businesses can purchase insurance.

February 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Are Americans better off than they were 4 years ago? Yes: Health care, stimulus helped

It was in the 1980 presidential contest that Ronald Reagan first asked the question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

October 29, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Wages haven't kept up with growth of U.S. economy


September 03, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Current policies doom U.S. to perpetual conflict


September 11, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Is globalization hurting U.S. workers? YES: Income distribution favors affluent at expense of poor

Is globalization hurting U.S. workers? YES: Income distribution favors affluent at expense of poor

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, honors the contributions of working men and women in building our country. On this Labor Day weekend, we explore the increasingly integrated global economy and its impact — pro and con — on the United States, as two experts answer "Is globalization h…

September 03, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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