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May 24

Scrimping on women’s pay

Republicans in the Senate blocked a vote on the minimum wage earlier this month — no surprise there. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was the only Republican who stood aside. But don’t believe the issue is dead. Democrats will make sure that raising the minimum wage and reducing income inequality will be hot topics all …

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May 17

Get ready for more of the same

I felt a brief surge of hope about Congress a few weeks ago. It was returning from Easter recess, and Capitol Hill was filled with talk about immigration reform, a minimum-wage bill, a spending bill to keep the government operating, and maybe even funding for transportation infrastructure. But, as I said, it was brief. That’s …

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Apr 09

Say NO to Comcast merger

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to scrutinize the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger began on Wednesday — and 400,000 Americans have already signed petitions urging Washington to reject the deal. The petitions, organized by public interest groups Common Cause, Consumers Union, Daily Kos, Demand Progress, Free Press and Working Families, will be delivered to …

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Jan 24

Fast-Tracking Misery

When it comes to trade policy, President Barack Obama is mimicking the same policies he criticized when he served in the Senate.    As a presidential candidate, Obama promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), recognizing the enormous loss of domestic jobs caused by its passage 20 years ago.    He sure …

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Nov 09

Caving on immigration:Marco Rubio has unmasked himself as an opportunist whose most consistent commitment is to his own ambition.

This was supposed to be Marco Rubio’s big year. Back in February, the junior senator from Florida made the cover of Time magazine — billed as “The Republican Savior.” The supposedly rising star was proclaiming himself ready to lead on the thorny issue of immigration. Rubio’s name was often mentioned as a 2016 Republican presidential …

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Jun 03

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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May 13

School cuts bother Hispanics

Hispanic Texans in the three major border population centers have a strong, personal connection to their public schools. They believe they and their children were personally hurt by the $5.4 billion in state budget cuts two years ago. wood working pdf These are among the findings of a new Latino Decisions survey commissioned by the …

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Mar 19

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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