Obama steadied our nation in ‘interesting times’

“May you live in interesting times.” This curse, attributed tenuously to the Chinese, bespeaks a preference for order over change. We now live in interesting...

Equal pay for women helps us all

Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what...

Teddy bears, toy guns, and real runs

Imagine your kindergartner is visiting a new friend’s house. During the hour they are running around together, they’ll pick up and play with all...

We’ve been marching in place since March on Washington

As we draw nearer to one of the most relevant events in history, an event that has been revered and immortalized by the iconic...

Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

The March unemployment report is mixed news

Our 45th  president has had no trouble claiming the good employment news reported for January and February of this year. In those jobs reports,...

Time to end ‘reverse Robin Hood’ tax policies

Right before the U.S. House of Representatives left for the summer to go home to campaign for your vote, members of Congress voted to...

How I know Donald Trump hates women

It probably is not necessary for me to say this, but if you didn’t already know it, we know that Donald Trump hates women....

Obama’s affordable health care victory

I was standing in front of the Supreme Court when news came that the court had upheld the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was...

Twin evils: Terrorism and racism

There are two related violent phenomena getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin...

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