American Prospect: Bare Minimum Wage

22 Feb

Big business lobbyists work to prevent any rise in workers’ paychecks.

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Al Jazeera: Campaign against birth control is religious fanaticism

22 Feb

Catholic and Evangelical leaders are fighting for “religious freedom” and US citizens of all faiths are paying for it.

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New Statesmen: Santorum wins big. Is it a big nothing for the GOP race?

22 Feb

Santorum’s victories in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado mean bigger challenges for Romney and better chances for Gingrich.

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Al Jazeera: Conservatives don’t like Romney

22 Feb

Conservatives are wary of Romney because they think he will expose what’s wrong with conservatism.

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Reuters Opinion: Subsidizing people instead of corporations

20 Feb

We live in a society that in many ways believes there is no such thing as society. There are only men, women and families, as Margaret Thatcher put it, who must look to themselves first. Ronald Reagan agreed, as he argued against high marginal tax rates and the then-accepted notion of wealth redistribution.

Self-reliance is the classically American ideology that envisions a world of competing self-interests. States are no exception, and in their haste to offer ever-sweeter deals, they end up racing to the bottom.

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New Statesmen: Romney wins Florida but the battle is far from over

20 Feb

We may see a winner as late as March if candidates other than Romney don’t run out of money first.

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American Prospect: Memo to GOP: Cold War’s Over

20 Feb

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich risk looking out of touch by bringing up long-vanquished foes on the campaign trail.

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