• Help Wanted: Everywhere

    American has a low-skilled labor shortage. Can expanding guest worker visas provide businesses with the help they need?   Read More

  • The Minimum Wage Riddle

    Would a $15 federal minimum wage increase the well-being of low income Americans or put them out of work?   Read More

  • Moms Are Dying

    More moms die in childbirth in the U.S. than any other developed country. Can doulas help curb our soaring maternal mortality rate?   Read More

  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • Gun Laws 2018 Round-Up

    Weary of thoughts and prayers, citizen and corporate activists across the country made 2018 the year it became okay for even Republican governors to pass legislation restricting gun access. Since the February Parkland, Florida, high...   Read More

  • Big Sugar and Us

    It’s been a sweet year for Big Sugar. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the American Beverage Association beat back sugary drink taxes and their proponents in California, Arizona and Washington. The American Sugar Alliance succeeded in retaining...   Read More

  • The Violence in Our Backyard

    Between 2015 and 2018, the U.S. spent $2.6 billion on foreign assistance to Central America. Still, the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are among the deadliest places on earth. Governments are...   Read More

  • No Room, No Board

    Jessica McCormick was a homeless college student. She escaped an abusive home and spent her last two years of high school living in a youth shelter. With the help of scholarships, grants, loans and part-time...   Read More

  • Calling The Shots

    Back then, there was the kegger. Now, there is the pregame. Back then, we “ralphed.” Now, they “blackout.” Ah, the good old days. Excessive drinking among restless youth has always given adults cause for concern....   Read More

  • Before He Strikes Again

    Only 1% of sexual assaults result in any jail time for the perpetrator. Let that sink in. Ninety-nine times out of one hundred the bad guy (or sometimes girl) walks away. No wonder the Ford-Kavanaugh...   Read More