Articles of Interest
April 03, 2015, 7:00am

On Wednesday, McDonald’s — which has been facing demonstrations denouncing its low wages — announced that it would give workers a raise. The pay increase won’t, in itself, be a very big deal: the new wage floor is just $1 … Read more »

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March 31, 2015, 2:00am

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The United States pledged Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as its contribution to a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change.

The Obama administration’s … Read more »

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March 26, 2015, 7:00am

WASHINGTON — In a victory for pregnant women in the workplace, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in favor of a worker who sued shipping giant UPS for pregnancy discrimination, sending her lawsuit back to a lower court where she had … Read more »

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March 25, 2015, 2:00am

The New York Times.

The issues surrounding G.M.O.s — genetically modified organisms — have never been simple. They became more complicated last week when the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that glyphosate, the active ingredient in the widely … Read more »

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March 24, 2015, 5:00am

“Think just how different the world would be,” said Senator Ted Cruz on Monday, in a speech so packed with vision-spinning and the word “imagine” that it seemed as if John Lennon had returned, as a Hispanic Texan running a … Read more »

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March 24, 2015, 5:00am

By Katherine Bagley, InsideClimate News

Governors seeking billions of dollars in U.S. preparedness funds will have to sign off on plans to mitigate effects of climate change.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny … Read more »

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March 20, 2015, 7:00am

By now it’s a Republican Party tradition: Every year the party produces a budget that allegedly slashes deficits, but which turns out to contain a trillion-dollar “magic asterisk” — a line that promises huge spending cuts and/or revenue increases, but … Read more »

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March 18, 2015, 1:00am

Republicans Sabotage Sex Trafficking Bill with Anti-Abortion Provision

By THE EDITORIAL BOARD – The New York Times.

What does the abortion issue have to do with the prevention of human trafficking? Nothing.

What do either of those things have to … Read more »

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March 16, 2015, 1:00am

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9500E1DD1F31E73BBC4E51DFB7668389669EDE… Read more »

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March 16, 2015, 1:00am

A number of states that had previously refused to expand their Medicaid programs for the poor are reconsidering that policy. They would be smart to embrace expansion as soon as possible to cover millions of people who would be left … Read more »

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