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Progressives’ War on Big Business Will Hurt Workers Opinions
Progressives’ War on Big Business Will Hurt Workers
October 13, 2018
by TWN

When Amazon announced last week that it would pay all of its U.S. employees a minimum of $15 an hour — more than double the minimum wage — CEO Jeff Bezos called on “other large employers to join us.” No... Read More

American Statesmanship is Not Dead Opinions
American Statesmanship is Not Dead
October 13, 2018
by TWN

Extreme partisanship, we are often told, is the new normal. Americans are sorting into clusters of the same opinions, we choose our media diets so that discordant views never enter our partisan echo chambers, and the... Read More

Capitalism’s Victory in Brazil Proves US Door-Kicking Isn’t Necessary Opinions
Capitalism’s Victory in Brazil Proves US Door-Kicking Isn’t Necessary
October 9, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

What happened to America's obsession with Latin America? During the Cold War, it was pretty much all we ever heard about on the foreign policy front. These days, it's doubtful that U.S. leadership would spit on Latin... Read More

OP-ED: It’s Time to Come Together to Protect our Patients Opinions
OP-ED: It’s Time to Come Together to Protect our Patients
October 9, 2018
by TWN

Emergency physicians are America’s first line of medical defense. We come to the aid of patients at their most critical times, often providing life-saving care. These dedicated physicians serve as the gateway to other areas... Read More

Containing the Catastrophe Opinions
Containing the Catastrophe
October 9, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

Anyone still unsure of how (or even whether) they'll vote in the midterm elections should consider this: All three branches of government are now under the control of one party, and that party is under the control of Donald J. Trump. Read More

The Republican Party has Clearly Lost Its Way Opinions
The Republican Party has Clearly Lost Its Way
October 8, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican. Republicans may bristle at the verb, but it's used advisedly. The lady admitted her party affiliation the way you would some personal failing. "I don't tell a . . . Read More

Hypocritical Damon Uses Kavanaugh Portrayal as a Shield Opinions
Hypocritical Damon Uses Kavanaugh Portrayal as a Shield
October 6, 2018
by John Kass

Future historians probably won't devote entire volumes to Hollywood actor Matt Damon for his part in the grotesque savaging of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Sadly, Damon will most likely be just a footnote, some jester in... Read More

Here’s Wishing Jason Kander Strength — and a Speedy Return to Public Life Opinions
Here’s Wishing Jason Kander Strength — and a Speedy Return to Public Life
October 6, 2018
by Mary Sanchez

When Barack Obama was asked about the future of the Democratic party in a final White House interview, without hesitation he said one name: Missouri's Jason Kander. Obama likely recognized that Kander had the zest and charisma to enthrall voters, and that he could do so even across party lines, not unlike Obama in his own early years. Read More

When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses Not Set
When Cities Rely on Fines and Fees, Everybody Loses
October 6, 2018
by Anne Kim

Raising taxes is painful. That may be why, since 2010, 47 states and a number of cities have instead raised both civil and criminal fines and fees. These increases are often viewed as a conflict-free way to plug budget holes. Read More

Where There’s Doubt, Men Get the Benefit Thereof Opinions
Where There’s Doubt, Men Get the Benefit Thereof
October 3, 2018
by Leonard Pitts

Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here. It is a foolish and offensive line of reasoning, so naturally it has caught traction on the political right. Indeed, for some, it is an article of faith as the... Read More

New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism Opinions
New Strategic Focus an Improvement, but US Must Abandon Nation-State Cronyism
October 3, 2018
by Rachel Marsden

It's all laid out in black and white in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy: "Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security." Last month, CIA Director... Read More

America’s Bullies Opinions
America’s Bullies
October 2, 2018
by Robert B. Reich

As a kid I was always a head shorter than other boys, which meant I was bullied -- mocked, threatened, sometimes assaulted. Childhood bullying has been going on forever. But America has become a culture of bullying... Read More

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