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Doubling Minimum Wage Wins Votes, But Will Hurt Economy

April 24, 2016 Arguing that no full-time worker should be paid so little as to live in poverty, Bernie Sanders supports increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. more »»

Public Pensions — The Problem Is Not Just The Benefits

April 24, 2016 It’s been a long recovery for U.S. states and cities, thanks in no small part to the trillions in retirement-benefit debt weighing down their balance sheets. more »»

Are All The Economic Gains Going To The Top 1 Percent?

April 24, 2016 Some on the political left have used analyses by French economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez to argue that the “top 1 percent” have captured all of America’s post-Great Recession economic... more »»

Donald Trump: Viewer Discretion Advised

April 17, 2016 With Donald Trump now such a prominent voice, many of us are confronted with the necessity of explaining him and his behavior to our children. I recently wrote of one such moment. more »»

Flint Is The Canary In Our Nation’s Water Mine

April 17, 2016 In the past, the death of a canary in a coal mine was the indicator of poisonous fumes and for miners to react to a pending emergenc. more »»

Republicans Must Get Serious, Recall Winning Formula

April 17, 2016 ABILENE, Kan. — Near America’s geographic center are a library and museum commemorating a native son of Kansas who won the country’s hearts as a war hero and successful presiden. more »»

Manufacturing Matters To New York Voters

April 17, 2016 Voters are going to the polls this year with economic worries uppermost in their minds. Although the “headline” unemployment rate has fallen to . more »»

Climate Symbolism Carries High Costs

April 10, 2016 During March 22 hearings before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, under questioning by Republican West Virginia Rep. more »»

Pay Equity Persists As An Issue

April 10, 2016 Pay Equity Day this year falls on April 12. more »»

Celebrating National Healthcare Decisions Day

April 10, 2016 “Making personal healthcare decisions may seem too early ... until it is too late!” Imagine you are standing by a bed in the ICU. more »»

Don’t Delay: Invest In Infrastructure Now

April 10, 2016 What elements of U.S. infrastructure need attention the most? How should we pay for it? These are good questions, but they have no clear answer. more »»

Sanders, Trump, And We, The People

April 9, 2016 Now, more than any time in recent history of the United States, there is a backlash against the establishment political parties. more »»

Private Business Should Lead The Way In Space Exploration

April 3, 2016 If you want humanity to develop a space-faring civilization, you need to understand that space should be a free-market frontier and entrepreneurs should lead the way. more »»

The Democratization Of Space

April 3, 2016 Zipping among the stars is no longer something that can only be achieved by global superpowers and multinational firms with deep pockets and legions of rocket scientist. more »»

Exposing The Lies And Treachery Of Common Core

April 3, 2016 Edward Vos (The Post-Journal, March 17, 2016) phrased it well: “The truth about lies is that they cause us to distrust people. We lose faith when we discover a lie. more »»

Keeping The BPU Strong

April 3, 2016 The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has a long and successful history of serving the region. more »»

President Obama’s Budget Looks A Lot Like His Past

March 27, 2016 When President Obama sent his latest, and last, budget plan to Congress in February, he proclaimed it is all about “looking forwar. more »»

A $5 Billion Obamacare Windfall For Insurers?

March 27, 2016 Oregon’s health insurance co-operative is yet another Obamacare failure. It squandered taxpayer-backed handouts and loans, disappointed its customers and now has shuttered its operations. more »»

Corporate Tax Reform Must Protect U.S. Companies From Foreign Politicians

March 27, 2016 As more American companies look to flee an uncompetitive tax code, there’s fairly widespread agreement among the political class that something must be done. more »»

Rethinking The Role Of A First Spouse

March 27, 2016 The recent passing of Nancy Reagan, coupled with a growing possibility that the country may usher in the first female president, has brought into question the purpose and role of the First Lad. more »»



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