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In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama embraced the movement for a $10.10 minimum wage. Two weeks later, he went even further, issuing an executive order that set $10.10 an hour as the minimum wage for all federal contractors, effective January 1, 2015. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

A free economy in a free society requires free workers. Everyone should have the opportunity to join a union, every year. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

If the global financial crisis has taught us anything about finance, it is not to trust the big Wall Street investment banks. The banks created the crisis, but profited from it. Millions of Americans are still mired in loss, but after a brief setback in 2008, the banks quickly recovered. READ MORE

April 8, 2014

The FICA payroll tax may be the most regressive tax in the developed world: The least a progressive administration could do would be to remove the taxable maximum. READ MORE

April 1, 2014

To avoid waste, reduce inequality and maintain some semblance of market efficiency, income taxes should be used to make money as meaningful to a millionaire as it is to you or me. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

That every American should have inexpensive access to all necessary health care is not a matter for debate. As with our education system, our long-standing traditions of local control and community care should remain bedrock principles of our health care system. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

When did reform become a dirty word? Thirty years of education reform have brought a barren, test-bound curriculum that stigmatizes students, vilifies teachers and encourages administrators to commit wholesale fraud to hit the testing goals that have been set for them. READ MORE

March 11, 2014

Economic statistics tell us that the recession ended in June, 2009. Nonetheless, four years of consistent economic growth have failed to bring back all the jobs lost in the collapse. READ MORE

March 4, 2014