The vote to raise the minimum wage and minimum compensation (wages, plus tips and employer’s contribution to health insurance) by Seattle’s city council is the most aggressive in a series of efforts to increase pay for traditionally low-wage workers. Congress shows no interest in changin
When I first returned to Baltimore in 2005, after working for nearly 10 years in the Holy Land, I spent some time just driving around the city to get reacquainted with it. I was immediately struck by the number of men, mostly young African-Americans, congregating on street corners or porch stoops in
If a millennium from now someone were to examine the artifacts of our civilization, he or she would discover that in many places sports facilities were the largest and most prominent buildings. This discovery might lead to the conclusion that sports were one of the most powerful influences in our cu
Institute for the United States Senate will provide much-needed lesson in civic education.
A Catholic PragmatistRe Of Many Things, by Matt Malone, S.J. (2/2): Given Father Malone’s political training before joining the Society of Jesus, I’m surprised by his traditional Catholic interpretation of Mr. Cuomo’s two famous speeches. Mr. Cuomo was the ultimate pragma
Ever-thinner women and toned men are held up in the media to devastating effect.
When my oldest son Peter was almost 4 years old, we arrived at Sunday Mass, hurriedly walking in a few minutes late, when he noticed the prayer candles in the back corner of the church. He was mesmerized. He asked, “Mommy, what are those?” As the mother of a child who had been labeled as