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Today’s News & Commentary — May 17, 2017

Published May 17th, 2017 -

At the New York Times, Gary Rivlin discusses the question of free college, and suggests that the first two years of college should be free for anyone attending a public school (i.e. community college or the first two years of a four-year state school).  The id... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — May 3, 2017

Published May 3rd, 2017 -

Hollywood writers have achieved victory.  As the New York Times reports, the Writers Guild of America reached a “middle-of-the night deal” with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, the group that bargains on behalf of studios.  ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2017

Published April 19th, 2017 -

The New York Times weighs in on the effect that Trump’s “Hire American” order may have on tech worker visas.  According to the Times, the order “represents a small win for bigger tech companies,” but may hurt smaller technology co... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — April 19, 2017

Published April 19th, 2017 -

The New York Times weighs in on the effect that Trump’s “Hire American” order may have on tech worker visas.  According to the Times, the order “represents a small win for bigger tech companies,” but may hurt smaller technology co... More »

Weekend News & Commentary—April 15-16, 2017

Published April 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, in dozens of cities across the U.S., tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand that Trump release his tax returns.  Reuters explains that organizers of the “Tax March” wanted to draw attention to Trump’s refusal... More »

Weekend News & Commentary—April 15-16, 2017

Published April 16th, 2017 -

Yesterday, in dozens of cities across the U.S., tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets to demand that Trump release his tax returns.  Reuters explains that organizers of the “Tax March” wanted to draw attention to Trump’s refusal... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 22, 2017

Published March 22nd, 2017 -

According to the New York Times, Portland, Maine will try a new tactic to deal with panhandlers: hire them. After Portland’s previous efforts — which included outlawing begging and bulldozing a strip in the middle of a road that had proved popular ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — March 8, 2017

Published March 8th, 2017 -

Today is International Women’s Day, and many women around the country are participating in a strike that has been billed as “A Day Without a Woman.”  The action is intended to highlight the economic importance and impact of women on society, ... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 22, 2017

Published February 22nd, 2017 -

The influx of refugees into upstate New York has helped revitalize previously-suffering communities.  As the New York Times reports, “[t]he impact has been both low-budget and high-tech”: refugees have provided local businesses with inexpensive, wi... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — February 8, 2016

Published February 8th, 2017 -

Yesterday, Republican lawmakers “proposed sweeping changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws” in the form of House Study Bill 84 and Senate File 213.  As the Des Moines Register explains, the new bills would limit mandatory negotiations fo... More »

The Supreme Court Vacancy and Labor: Neil Gorsuch

Published January 31st, 2017 -

This post is part of an ongoing series on the labor decisions and positions of some of the likely potential picks to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. Neil Gorsuch currently serves as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circui... More »

Today’s News & Commentary — January 25, 2017

Published January 25th, 2017 -

When we talk about disappearing jobs, we often think of men.  But as the New York Times notes, women are also part of the trend.  In the United States, the “share of prime-age women bringing home a paycheck rose at the end of World War II” and cont... More »