Minimum wages should provide enough income for working families to put shelter over their heads, food on their tables and clothes on their backs.
These issues have turned Ferguson into the epicenter of a people's earthquake with the potential to shake our national understanding of race and racist repression.
Even the head of the Fed now worries about the chasm of income inequality. But Janet Yellen, in a speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, took it one step beyond money.
For many years, the 10th CD seat was held by Republican Congressman Frank Wolf, who easily beat off all challenges from Democrats. But Wolf is now retiring, leaving this as an open seat.
The timing of the report along with emphasis on powder burns and marijuana use may suggest local official's tactics designed to undermine the grand jury's work prior to its completion.
The tragedy of the Ponca Indians led to Nebraska's last significant land acquisition, when President Harrison issued a proclamation that extended the northern boundary of Nebraska into the Dakota territory.
With their chants bellowing across the streets, passersby were reminded that in 75 days the family of Michael Brown has not received any answers from law enforcement officials.
Officials said 43 of 48 people on an original watch list have passed the 21-day maximum incubation period for the viral disease and are now in the clear.
With concern escalating bout the threat of a wider Ebola outbreak, National Nurses United today called on Obama to "invoke his executive authority."
As the Ebola crisis appears to grow more serious, some 4,000 nurses got on a national conference call sponsored by the NNU to discuss the response at their hospitals.