During Tuesday night’s State of the Union, President Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 per hour. Not only is the proposal potentially good for business, but, according to a report released Wednesday from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, raising the minimum wage would also be a pillar for women’s rights. Here’s why, in three charts:
Washington, D.C.--(ENEWSPF)--February 14, 2013. Wearing their signature Robin Hood hats, U.S. Robin Hood Tax Campaign advocates brought their message of a Wall Street sales tax directly into the confirmation hearing of Jack Lew before the Senate Finance Committee yesterday morning:
Two leading Democratic strategists -- William Galston and Stan Greenberg -- have both offered their analysis of Obama's State of the Union Address.
With arbitrary spending cuts looming, Republicans seem happy to let the country plunge into another economic crisis. The sequester crisis would cost over a million jobs for teachers, policemen, firefighters, food inspectors and lifelines America’s families rely on.
President Obama has now used his election night victory, Inauguration, and State of the Union address to highlight the injustice of long voting lines and voter suppression in America.
No surprise that a populist progressive Democrat like me would like President Obama's State of the Union address that talked so much about lifting up the middle class. But there's a background story on getting to the president's message last night that is little known but worth telling.
President Obama said during his State of the Union address that he would focus on things he could do alone — without having to depend on a badly divided, partisan Congress.
President Obama used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to fill out the progressive agenda he envisions for his second term.
The title, "Globalizing Torture," says it all. This meticulous accounting of the network of torture chambers that the United States has authorized in more than 54 nations is a damning indictment that should make all of us in this country cringe with shame.
The peace movement, human rights and civil liberties groups, Congressional progressives and even officials in the Obama administration can work on diverse pathways to prevent the consolidation of another Imperial Presidency.
Four year's ago, Michelle Obama picked up a shovel to make a powerful symbolic statement about America's food & farm future: She turned a patch of White House lawn into a working organic garden.
An eleventh-hour loophole in the “fiscal cliff” deal confirms our worst suspicions about how Congress operates.
Peg CeeCee knows that it's not enough to work hard in these perilous financial times, but you also have to work smart. And that's exactly what she's doing on behalf of American taxpayers