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How rich people like Gordon Sondland buy their way to being...

Dennis Jett, Pennsylvania State University In every other developed democratic country, the role of ambassador, with only very rare exceptions, is given to career diplomats...

Los Angeles is far from ending homelessness – but other American...

Brenda Wiewel, University of Southern California Los Angeles became ground zero for America’s homelessness crisis after President Donald Trump visited the city on Sept. 17. “We...

Keith Krach Confirmed as Under Secretary During U.S. Senate Confirmation Vote...

Washington DC (Life & News) — At 2:30pm EDT on Thursday, June 20th, 2019, during the United States Senate's 116th Congress, 1st Session, Keith...

May jobs report suggests a slowing economy – and possibly an...

Richard Grossman, Wesleyan University The latest jobs data suggests an interest rate cut may be imminent. The Labor Department reported on June 7 that U.S. nonfarm...

Congress is considering privacy legislation – be afraid

Jeff Sovern, St. John's University Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy the “right to be let alone.” Perhaps Congress should give states trying to...

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down...

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new...

Why the IRS is legally required to give Congress Trump’s tax...

Philip Hackney, University of Pittsburgh Is the IRS required to hand over the president’s tax returns if Congress asks? According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the...

Why flood insurance needs an overhaul: 6 questions answered

Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University Editor’s note: The Trump administration plans to significantly revamp the pricing of flood insurance. While some homeowners would see...

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Walmart’s pay raise highlights how poor we’ve all become

By Mechele Dickerson, University of Texas at Austin Walmart recently did something that will help its employees, which may very well benefit all lower- and...