Passing the Buck on Health Care

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*+-Allison Mannos: The next wave of organizing in this industry among non-unionized retailers will have to address issues of worker hourly requirements under Obamacare.

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg’s Son Robert

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*+-We don’t often hear about the minor children of people who have been sentenced to die. The media typically covers the story up to and including the execution. Rarely are we given any insight into what happens in the lives of children in the aftermath of their parents execution.

Can Deferred Action Beneficiaries Get Driver’s Licenses?

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*+-Michele Waslin: As the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative begins accepting applications this week, many are wondering whether beneficiaries of the program will be eligible to obtain a state driver’s license. At this point the answer is: it depends.

Beware of the Racial Demagoguery

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*+-Carl Bloice: With public opinion across the political spectrum clearly opposed to slashing the healthcare and retirement programs, any negotiated settlement would be undemocratic.

Deficit Commission: Keynesian by Default

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*+-John Peeler: The fact is, neither liberals nor conservatives, neither Republicans nor Democrats, have the stomach for the major sacrifices that Simpson and Bowles are calling for, and it’s not at all clear that the public in general is ready either.

The Fight to Save Social Security Begins Now

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*+-Shamus Cooke: Obama’s Deficit Reduction Commission attacks Social Security and Medicare. The retirement age would be raised from 67 to 68 (for those born after 1959) and from 68 to 69 (for those born after 2006). But current retirees will be affected too. The social security cost of living adjustment will be unhinged from the inflation index, meaning, payments will decrease via inflation.

Undocumented Youth Pin DREAMs on Congressional Action

*+-Michelle Waslin: Research has shown that the DREAM Act would be a boon to the economy and the U.S. workforce. Moreover, the DREAM Act create an opportunity for many young people to get on the path to permanent legal status, improve their education, invest in themselves and their communities, and serve their country.

False Political Dichotomy

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*+-Charles D. Hayes: uman history demonstrates beyond doubt that both liberals and conservatives are necessary for the common good and that veering too far in either direction is a recipe for ruin.