The Milken Institute Global Conference, an annual gathering of investment bankers plus a smattering of social entrepreneurs, scientists and Hollywood stars, is a sea of expensive suits and beautiful shoes ? a convention not of the top 1% but of the top 0.1%.
Pro-business groups say Obama's order to revise rules on overtime could lead to layoffs. That's hardly a defense for intentionally redefining a worker's status to deprive that person of the extra pay.
If California and D.C. won't raise the minimum wage, city and county leaders should go it alone.
A boost in minimum wage would allow residents to use a smaller percentage of their income on rent — in a city that ranks first in the U.S. in a comparison of median income and median rent.
Ever since the financial crash of 2008, we've been having an anxious national debate about the growing income gap. What does it mean for American society when most workers' wages are flat and almost all economic gains flow to the top 1% ? or to the top one-tenth of 1%?
The Times ran multiple opinion pieces last week -- by me, by the editorial board and by op-ed contributors -- arguing that, contrary to what the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for D.C. ruled, the 2010 healthcare law makes insurance subsidies available in every state, not just the 14 that...
The story was a grabber: Islamic State, the fundamentalist Al Qaeda breakway group formerly known as ISIS, was planning the genital mutilation of as many as 4 million Iraqi women and girls.
"Let's Stay Together" is turning into something of a new anthem for the Democratic Party. Last week, President Obama sang a bit of the Al Green tune during a fundraiser at the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem, a moment that became an instant sensation. Friday, when the president came to speak to the House Democrats' retreat in Cambridge, Md., he left with a DVD that included a new rendition from 25 members of the caucus, including the adapted line, "We're so in love with you." Another, per a Democratic aide, went: "We'll help you turn red states to blue." "What I did not realize was that you ... had a reverend who can preach as...