People who contribute to society, such as teachers and social workers, make far less money than they should, writes Robert Reich. For example, Robert Reich points out that personal-care aids who help the elderly and people with disabilities make about $20,000 a year.
Ashley Judd has recently met with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Kentucky Democrats, according to media reports, fueling speculation that she might actually run.
A new bill in Congress would require large companies to reveal any efforts to ensure that child labor, forced labor, and other forms of modern-day slavery did not contribute to their products.
Yes, there are huge obstacles. But the advantages of talking over fighting can't be discounted. Peace talks slow the killing, promote civil society, and may shift the dynamics in the region for a more stable future.
What the tragedy of the BP oil spill has taught us about regulations, technology, and how our energy diet must change.