Workers’ Wages Rising

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 New Orleans      We can’t seem to get Congress to read the memo and increase the federal minimum wage, but in almost every other way, workers’ wages seem on the rise, and the signs are everywhere.             Kellogg workers after two months on strike still voted down a tentative, five-year contract with the company.  Not enough money with their …

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All Politics are Local. All Issues are National?

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 Little Rock      Tip O’Neil, the iconic old Boston pol, and former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, once famously expressed the dicta, “all politics are local.”  Even as the modern world is increasingly knitted together, that observation continues to hold in many areas.  What may be changing is not the fact that all politics are local, but …

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All Americans Need to Worry about the Roe vs. Wade Case

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Little Rock      All of the pundits and the smart money are saying that the Supreme Court, in arguments made currently on the Mississippi challenge to the 50-year-old decision, are going to sound the death knell on Roe v. Wade, if not now, then soon.  This has been a fight for almost all of those fifty years, relentless on …

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