Debate Club: Is the central bank boosting the economy or just inflating the next bubble?
Leslie Marshall: Women need to demand better of all those who are in the public sphere.
Jim Lardner: Regulators are right to ban abusive payday lending at major banks.
Peter Roff: The protests in Argentina show that a clash between secularists and people of faith could happen anywhere.
Wit and wisdom from all sides of the political spectrum.
I am hoping that 2016 will be the year of the woman. I am hoping beyond hope that former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton will run for and win the presidency. But often things happen that make me question that possibility for America. Today, we are a little more than two years away from that date, and sadly, women still struggle with negative stereotypes and sexism.more »
The youth vote, often considered unreliable or an aberration from the electorate at large, has matured. And the reason we know that is that young voters' views of President Obama and Congress are now much more in line with the perspectives of the rest of America.more »
In the United States, the continuing clash between the secularists and people of faith has been relatively peaceful. There is no denying there's been a full court press over the last 20 or 30 years to remove expressions of the Christian faith from the civic life of the nation, but most of those attempts have been confined to the courts.more »
It is truly amazing to me to read through the blogs, the press releases from the Republican anti-Obamacare war room, the phalanx of Koch-brothers' sponsored think tanks and web sites – one message: FAILURE.more »
If you need your Big Mac or Doritos Locos Taco fix today, it may have to wait, as fast food workers in 100 cities are walking off the job in protest of their industry's low wages. These strikes are a follow-up to actions that took place across the country over the course of the last year, which were in turn spurred by strikes in New York City.more »