This is not an esoteric conversation for economists and policy wonks. This is the bread and butter that workers will see on the table over the next several years. It is a bit bizarre that the Fed is openly debating whether it should raise interest rates to slow the pace of job creation and dampen wage growth even as candidates are running around the country promising to do the opposite. It seems reasonable to expect that candidates for president would tell the public about their attitude toward the Fed and in particular what sort of person they would appoint to be governors. There are already two vacant positions on the seven-member board of governors. In addition, Janet Yellen will come up for reappointment in the first year of the next president’s term. Pretending the Fed does not exist is not serious economic policy.
The Chief Justice has led the Court's conservative majority in a counterrevolution against the fruits of the civil rights movement. This is not a matter of happenstance, but a defining feature of his legal career.
Haberman is a seasoned, smart journalist with a stellar reputation, and that makes her story -- and her "he's complicated" rationale for writing it -- all the more baffling.
I love Instagram. It's a platform that's kind of fun to use, and I definitely enjoy it. But it's also pretty fucked.
All we know for sure is that Ted Cruz dropping out of the Republican race has changed the Democratic race almost as profoundly as the Republican one.
What does it say about our society that Scott Cross needed extraordinary courage to speak at the sentencing hearing of his high school wrestling coach, Dennis Hastert? Do we want to live in a world in which crime victims do not feel comfortable sharing their stories?
"Still grading?" I asked my colleague, a professor at a Georgia college, as she carefully viewed her laptop a few weeks ago. "I'm finished with that," she told me. "Now I'm pricing bulletproof vests." She had good reason to do so.
Bernie's voters aren't just voting for Bernie. We are voting for the causes he supports and the solutions he aspires to. Bernie's path to the nomination is all but closed now, but the path to strengthening his message is still wide open.
While Amy Schumer is able to make light of the struggle that many of us go through each month when trying to access birth control, in actuality, it’s anything but funny. Trust me, I’m not laughing.
America will elect its next president this year, and our Moms Demand Action volunteers have been pressing all the candidates about where they stand on gun safety. It's more important than ever to show that we are a force, that we are changing how gun safety is viewed as a political issue.
Webster's Dictionary defines decoupling as "eliminating the interrelationship" between two processes. But the interrelationship between CO2 emissions and economic growth has certainly not been eliminated.
Black America has long had its own lexicon of coded language and symbols. But people of color that succeed in corporate or political life tend to pick up and drop the mannerisms, symbols or words that they have grown up with.
We will not leave patients behind. And we will not be silent. Seeking or providing health care must not be a death sentence. You will be judged not on your words today, but on your actions. Your work has only begun. Make this resolution save lives.
Today, I'm offering up my own clip show as a retrospective for how we all got to where we stand today: on the brink of Donald Trump essentially wrapping up the Republican nomination for the highest office in the land.
A well-traveled friend once shared a bit of advice. When visiting one of the great cities of Europe, go to the top hotel in town for a drink. Whether it's a cosseted bar or lobby lounge, you're assured of the ultimate in European style.
We write to you as Syrians working on programs meant to support democratic reform. Recent events however have raised doubts whether our work has any meaning.
Yes, I have a #womancard. Every woman does. This Mother's Day I decided I will take out my #womancard and play it by lifting up the peacemaking history of Mother's Day and by challenging the kind of violent, oppressive patriarchal power that leads to social conflict and ultimately to war.
It is not just American journalists like Jason Rezaian who are targeted. And in too many cases, countries that the United States considers allies are the ones whose oppressive policies stifle the freedom of the press.
Appalachia has long been in America's sacrifice zone, metaphorically and literally. Big Coal has plundered thousands of seams, ripped the tops off 500 mountains, extracted the land's wealth, poisoned its streams and rivers, and left the people destitute. But Appalachia is hardly America's only sacrifice zone.
As parents and as policymakers, we cannot afford to let poverty determine the future of another generation of children. It is critical for policy to address this problem, and the Young Child Tax Credit is an important step in the right direction.
Sanders hangs his claim on defining "contested convention" in a way it never has been before and ignoring the way voting takes place at the convention.
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has rarely been so far from finding a resolution. Since the cessation of hostilities between Israel and Hamas during the summer of 2014, the desire to seek peace has been diminishing.
When the challenge was put forth by my employer to sit down with my folks and interview them as part of our Talk to Me series, I was both excited and a bit anxious about the opportunity. As a family, we rarely have those sorts of "big" talks. In fact, we tend to actively avoid them.
For the second year, Knight Foundation issued a call for innovative ideas that build a sense of community. And for the second time, Americans responded with ingenuity based on deep connection to place and to each other.
It’s nice to see international competition for a good cause: a veritable Olympics of carbon cuts. But it’s not enough.
Since our wedding, quite a few people have made comments to us that they "feel bad" that it rained on our wedding day, or how "great" we were for handling it "despite the rain." Let me make one thing clear: September 12, 2015 was the single most perfect, fun, and love-filled day of my life, and I would not change one thing about it, especially not the rain.
Like many other foreign aid workers and locals I meet, what he really wanted was an American take on the man presently dominating U.S. politics, an explanation of the larger-than-life and stranger-than-life figure who, even in South Sudan, has the ability to suck the air out of any room.
At this stage in the 2016 race for President, Hillary Clinton is not just in a better position than Donald Trump according to polling data, but also because her primary battle is over, and his isn't.
For the first time in 36 years, before current leader Kim Jong-un was born, the Korean Workers Party is gathering. North Koreans only recently finished a 70-day campaign to prepare for the grand event. In the DPRK appearances are everything.
For a leader regularly written off by the press as a lame duck 18 months ago, President Obama has tallied some major wins during his second term, and voters have taken notice. So why isn't there more media credit directed his way?
There are two problems with threatening long sentences to extract cooperation from low-level drug offenders. This strategy is ineffective in impacting the drug trade. It also inflicts immense collateral damage on innocent people and low-level offenders, while letting the guiltiest offenders off more easily.