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Wage Watch

February 23, 2015

Vol. 212 / No. 6

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FIGHT FOR $15. Activists at a critical Seattle City Council meeting last June.
Joseph J. DunnFebruary 11, 2015

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

 FIREBREAK. Prison inmates line up for breakfast at Oak Glen Conservation Fire Camp #35 in Yucalpa, Calif, in 2014.
Denis J. MaddenFebruary 11, 2015

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

TEAMWORK. Gonzaga and Wichita State during an N.C.A.A. tournament basketball game on March 23, 2013
Martin SiegelFebruary 11, 2015

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

Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J.February 11, 2015

Institute for the United States Senate will provide much-needed lesson in civic education.

February 11, 2015

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

The EditorsFebruary 11, 2015

Ever-thinner women and toned men are held up in the media to devastating effect.

Faith in Focus
Mary Beth WerdelFebruary 11, 2015

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