Ryan has offered the most ambitious conservative anti-poverty agenda since the mid-1990s.
Cantor’s defeat underscores that a longing for change persists, and it won’t go away until Republicans start addressing the economic stagnation at the bottom and the crony-capitalist corruption at the top of the American economy.
By all accounts, President Obama is deeply interested in his legacy. And though relatively few American voters see dealing with climate change as a top priority for the federal government, the president famously sees it as the most important issue he can address in his second term. Having failed to shepherd climate change legislation through Congress in 2009, when Democrats had large majorities in the Senate and the House, the Obama administration has shifted to using new regulations to achieve its environmental policy goals. This week, the Environmental Protection Agency introduced its Clean Power Plant Proposed Rule, a sweeping initiative that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Rather than avoid talking about climate change and the environment, the right should go on the offense.
We need to find a better, smarter way to train workers. Demonizing McDonald’s, or for that matter demonizing Facebook, won’t cut it.
Before we judge Cliven Bundy too harshly, we ought to first consider our own sense of entitlement.
Congress should consider a new approach in Cuba: the U.S. will relax sanctions if Cuba gives its citizens more freedom to build businesses.
We need to find a better way to help America's unemployed. Wage insurance is a good start.
It used to be enough to be an anti-spending warrior. Now you’re need to cut spending while also making American society stronger.
One of the scariest notions about America's sluggish labor market recovery is that it doesn't represent an aberration, but rather a new reality in which good jobs are few and far between, particularly for those with limited skills. It is certainly possible that the future will be brighter than we think, and that we will soon enter a new economic Golden Age in which people with low education levels will flourish as employers clamor for their services at ever-higher wages. But if this happy outcome does not come to pass, as the current evidence suggests, the United States and other market democracies will have to come up with a Plan B.