Social Issues

Republican Women in Alabama Begin to Turn on Roy Moore

The GOP Senate candidate was always divisive. Now he’s grown toxic.<p>ANNISTON, Alabama—B.L. Shirley is a Republican woman from a Republican county who …

U.S. Politics

Roy Moore's Pastor Friend Offers Vile Defense of Pursuing 'Pure' Young Women

Pastor Flip Benham, an anti-abortion extremist and ardent Roy Moore supporter, offered a nauseating defense of the Alabama Senate candidate’s …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump is defending homophobic child molester Roy Moore

Donald Trump has told people to vote for extreme homophobic Senate candidate Roy Moore – who faces allegations of child molestation.<p>Moore is the …

Donald Trump

Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning?

Roy Moore, the flailing Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, has been abandoned by the national Republican Party and most of its leaders.<p>He’s being vastly outspent by his Democratic rival, pummeled on the television airwaves and battered in the state’s newspapers. “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy …

Politics

Socialism and Capitalism Work Together

Redistribution policies have helped to lift billions of people out of extreme poverty.<p>In a recent article, I gave free markets much of the credit for the explosion of human well-being that has occurred during the past three or four decades. To some, this sounds like a story of socialism’s failure. …

Social Justice

A closer look at Roy Moore's wife

As Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, continues to fight against allegations that he sexually assaulted women when they were teenagers, CNN's Martin Savidge reports on Moore's take on the early days of his marriage to his wife Kayla.

Equality

Republicans’ magic trick: Middle class tax cuts that disappear

The hallmark of any Republican tax plan is that it showers a wildly disproportionate share of its benefits on the top 1 percent of households. And in this, their latest one is no different.<p>The only real innovation in the Senate bill is that it would start off merely tilted toward the well-off and …

Social Justice

6 alarming facts about poverty in America that you might not realize are true

Everyone knows that poverty exists, but by the very nature of economic inequality in America, if you’re not living in poverty or close to it, it’s …

Poverty

New Tax Plan Contains Even More Bad News for Student Borrowers

The Republican plan to crush students further unmasks the con of the Trump campaign<p>The headline in the <i>New York Times</i> seemed sympathetic: "The House …

U.S. Politics

In Charts, How These 7 Taxpayers’ Bills Would Change If Tax Reform Was Enacted

How will you fare if the GOP tax plan is enacted?<p>Well, on net, most Americans will see a significant tax cut under the proposed plans from Republican …

Retirement

How to Talk to Your Family About the #TrumpTaxScam This Thanksgiving

Senate Republicans are closer than ever to passing the Trump Tax Scam. It’s being sold as a “gift to the middle class”—but it actually <i>raises</i> taxes on …

Social Justice

Autumn Budget 2017: Government boosts personal allowance and minimum wage – what you’ll receive in 2018/19

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced an increase in the personal allowance and higher rate tax band, while the national living wage and minimum …

Equality

People judge married couples with different last names

What’s in a name? A lot, according to researchers from the University of Nevada.<p>Whether a woman takes her husband’s name after marriage or not, …

Lifestyle

Fighting Gay Rights and Abortion With the First Amendment

WASHINGTON — The details were spare when the event appeared this past summer on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s public schedule. He would speak to a group called Alliance Defending Freedom at a summit on religious liberty. It would be in Orange County, Calif., but no exact location was specified. …

Equality

Ontario passes new minimum wage law

Minimum wage will rise in Ontario to $14 an hour on Jan. 1 2018, with the increase to $15 coming in 2019<p>TORONTO – Ontario has passed sweeping labour …

Social Justice

It's Not About "Religious Freedom", It's Really About The Right To Be A Bigot

On first glance, today’s news that the government has appointed a body to examine religious freedom in Australia is a good thing.<p>The PM says the body …

Equality

Mexico to raise minimum wage...to $4.70 a day

Nearly 25 million Mexicans are getting a pay raise next week. From $4.25 to $4.70 -- a day.<p>Mexican government and business leaders agreed on Tuesday to raise the country's minimum wage starting on December 1 to 88.36 pesos from 80.04 pesos. The 10% raise is good news for 24.7 million Mexicans who …

Social Justice

Editorial: Why, Exactly, Are Democrats Opposed to Trump's Tax Reform Bill?

In 1986, President Reagan signed the largest overhaul of the U.S. tax system since the New Deal. The law simplified the tax code and substantially …

Politics

130 county workers get raises with new $15 minimum wage

Bergen County has become the first of New Jersey's 21 counties to adopt a $15 minimum wage for its full-time workers.<p>"County employees who put in 40 …

New Jersey

Norquist Says Middle Class Better Off After Tax Overhaul

November 22nd, 2017, 6:33 PM UTC<p>Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform president, explains why middle class Americans will be better off if the …

Business

GOP asks if you're concerned about Sharia law. A Temple professor weighs in.

The word “Sharia” can evoke strong emotions among Americans. Some fear it’s a form of Muslim law that’s threatening to overtake the nation, while …

Islam

Florida Supreme Court says some counties should lose judges

The Florida Supreme Court is asking the Legislature for four new judges, but at the same time the high court says there's no longer a need for 13 …

Equality

Some U.S. wage growth — finally

A defining story of the era has been the malaise for workers. The U.S. economy and stock market have been healthy, and unemployment is at a stunning …

Business

In America and Around the World, the Poor Will Pay for the GOP Tax Plan

It is Donald Trump's main promise as a candidate: convincing American firms to come back home, creating millions of jobs, and launching a growth that …

Liberal View

White nationalist Richard Spencer reportedly banned again from 26 European countries

Polish news site <i>Niezalenzna</i>, citing Polish Press Agency sources in the Polish Foreign Ministry, reported Monday that the Polish Office for Foreigners …

Richard Spencer

Stephen Colbert Addresses Trump’s Endorsement Of “Creme-De-La Creep” Roy Moore | Deadline

Today, Donald Trump made a veiled endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct with …

TV

Cutting SALT Is Good For America's Health

Americans consume a lot of sodium, and many doctors believe it would do us good to cut back on the salt. The recent debate over federal tax reform has highlighted a different kind of salt that we should also cut: the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.<p>Many politicians from both sides of the aisle …

Opinion

Alabama Senate Race Leaves Pro-Lifers No Choice

Roy Moore represents one kind of evil. For abortion opponents, Doug Jones represents another.<p>For many voters in Alabama, the Senate election is more than an agonizing choice. It is an impossible one.<p>National attention has focused on half the dilemma. Roy Moore, the Republican candidate, is credibly …

Equality

Politicians Must Come Together and Stick up for the Middle Class

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 7:02 AM<p>Our nation was built on the value that hard work pays off. But for many middle-class Americans, this no longer rings …

Social Justice

Americans Have More to Be Thankful for than You’d Think

Despite our problems, the economy is growing and the country is as safe as it’s ever been. Turn that frown upside down.<p>Every time you turn on the …

Social Justice