Jakeem Wilson

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Solutions to the Influence of Big Money in Politics: Heeding President Obama's Call

President Obama's valedictory State of the Union last week brimmed with optimism. Refraining from a traditional laundry list of policy proposals, he stayed rooted in big themes about America, our future and the challenges ahead. He spoke eloquently about how our democracy is built upon "voices of …

How The Supreme Court Could Crush Public-Sector Unions

WASHINGTON -- In what may turn out be a painful blow to labor unions, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a case that could make the entire U.S. public sector a right-to-work zone.<p>In the case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a group of public-school teachers in …

Middle-class

Jim Cramer Says You'll Want to Buy Alcoa on Tuesday After it Reports

Tesla thinks it's going to start making a new SUV by November 2019. Good luck with that one.<p>Apr 12, 2018 9:01 AM EDT<p>Financials stocks are set to take …

Investing

SCOTUS v. the American worker: The upcoming Supreme Court case that could explode inequality

The Roberts court will hear oral arguments on Monday in a case that could determine the future of organized labor<p>There is a case heading to the Supreme Court this term that threatens to muzzle workers and further entrench staggering levels of economic inequality in our country, tipping the scales …

Economic Justice

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

Party Survival Skills

Mastering the social dynamics of a party is like riding a bike. You don't ever really forget how to do it, but sometimes you need a helpful shove in the right direction. Allow us to give you that shove.<p>Introducing Yourself and Others<p>Meet everyone in your immediate vicinity. While shaking hands, …