Peter Dreier: More than 40% of California workers earn less than $15 dollars an hour. By putting more money in people’s pockets, the pay increase will improve the economy by increasing consumer spending in businesses throughout the state.
Jasmyne Cannick: Very few from the political party of allies, coalition building and we’re stronger together have joined the public call for justice in the death of this young Black gay man.
Vijay Prashad: There is widespread enthusiasm in the White House to walk away from the nuclear deal and to use the full vitality of U.S. power to suffocate Iran.
Michael Hertz: Apparently unsatisfied, Obama has recently put himself on the market to be paid $400,000 for each speech that he makes.