It still remains unclear whether the time for immigration reform has come. But after the Senate on Monday voted 67-27 to proceed on Republican Senators Bob Corker and John Hoeven’s amendment to the bi-partisan “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, a potential overhaul of American immigration law appears more likely to happen than any time in recent memory. […]

There was an ominous silence after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) finished asking Dr. Arindrajit Dube her question.“If we started in 1960 and we said that as productivity goes up — that is, as workers are producing more — then the minimum wage is going to go up [at] the same [rate],” said Warren. “The minimum […]

Virtuous action is rare in today’s political realm. Partisan divides are ubiquitous. These circumstances, however, are what make Rhode Island’s new legislation legalizing same-sex marriage all the more incredible. And it is because of these circumstances that I believe Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed is an American hero.For years Paiva Weed has […]

In late June of last year, to the dissatisfaction of conservatives and liberals alike, Congress passed a $128 billion legislative package that included the Federal Transportation Act of 2012. The Act sought to “[improve] the safety of public transportation systems,” establishing programs that would “assist public transportation systems in addressing the backlog of maintenance needs.” […]

In 100 years, will Americans’ lives be job-centric? Will workweek hours be the same? Will we even have a “workweek”?Robots, things once relegated to science fiction, are now, right now, helping us answer these questions. They efficiently work in our factories, carefully help us perform complicated surgeries, obediently answer out questions (think Siri), and are […]

Plugin by Social Author Bio