Editorial

Three cheers for wage increases

Three cheers for wage increases

Thank goodness for Gov. Mark Dayton and the Democrats who control both houses in the Minnesota Legislature. On April 14, Dayton signed into law a somewhat watered-down version of a bill previously approved by the House. [...]

Break out the champagne, folks; time to celebrate ACA success

Break out the champagne, folks; time to celebrate ACA success

Break out the champagne, folks! Time to celebrate. Far from being the “train wreck” detractors dubbed it, the Affordable Care Act is well on track, rushing headlong into a happier future when all Americans will have [...]

Legislators on right track about minimum-wage issue

Legislators on right track about minimum-wage issue

There is an interesting debate in the Minnesota Legislature about whether to approve an “inflator” for the minimum wage. An inflator means the minimum wage would go up automatically, commensurate with the inflation rate. It would [...]

State, country make progress in workplace discriminations

State, country make progress in workplace discriminations

There’s good news for Minnesota in the latest annual report on workplace harassment and discrimination from the U.S. Economic Employment Opportunities Commission. [...]

Jet’s disappearance reminds us once again of dark forces afoot

Jet’s disappearance reminds us once again of dark forces afoot

The baffling disappearance of Flight 370 and its 239 passengers is like something out of that old TV series, The Twilight Zone. In some episodes of that series, people or objects would vanish into another dimension. [...]

Raise wage for the young, and for all struggling workers

Raise wage for the young, and for all struggling workers

Since when did a consensus develop that young people, when it comes to wages, are second-class citizens? In so many recent debates about raising the minimum wage, opponents are quick to point out those who work [...]

There are ways to beat weary winter blahs

There are ways to beat weary winter blahs

Many of us Minnesotans – and so many elsewhere – are beginning to feel like prisoners who’ve received life sentences and are waiting for a reprieve from a remote, mysterious governor. [...]

New work-site driving laws should at least be tried

New work-site driving laws should at least be tried

A law to ban cell-phone use in roadway work zones begs the question: Shouldn’t cell-phone use be banned on every street and roadway in the state? As they say, what’s good for the goose is good [...]

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