A lot of people have been comparing 2016 to 1968, and there are some parallels: racial turmoil, angry politics, violence. Just about everyone I know who's around my age-I was ten that year-remembers a parent saying the same thing, usually in the same words: "I don't understand what's happening to this country."
JOE COLLEGE MEETS JOE HILL: The National Labor Relations Board ruled 3-1 Tuesday that graduate assistants at Columbia University may form a union, overturning its 2004 ruling in Brown University .
KOCH GROUP ASKS MEMBERS TO 'BAN THE BOX': Mark Holden, chairman of the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce (central command for the Koch brothers' network) asked members to "ban the box" at their organizations - that is, to delay inquiries into job applicants' criminal histories until late in the hiring process.
Today's New York Times op-ed page carries two separate citations from last week's Aspen Ideas Festival, which probably means the thing has already paid for itself. The ideas cited are good ones, but the increasing dominance of corporate-sponsored idea-disseminators like the Aspen festival and the TED conferences (gently lampooned by my friend Nathan Heller in a recent New Yorker takeout...
TRUMP TALKS ECONOMICS: In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club Monday, Donald Trump said that the 4.9 percent unemployment rate that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday was Trump's main reason for saying so was the low workforce participation rate (calculated, incidentally, by that same BLS).
Correction Appended To be neoconservative is to bear almost daily witness to the resurrection of Adolf Hitler. "Truly Hitlerian," the Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer pronounced Saddam Hussein's saber-rattling before Iraq invaded Kuwait. Three days after the 9/11 attacks, Paul Wolfowitz, then deputy defense secretary, opined that Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda followers "misread our system as one that's weak, that can't take casualties.
LEGAL CHALLENGES TO MINIMUM WAGE HIKES: Ballot initiatives to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 in Minneapolis and Cleveland are hanging by a thread. The Minneapolis city council will decide Friday whether it agrees with the city attorney's judgment that its $15 ballot measure "is an ordinance disguised as a [city] charter amendment" and therefore ineligible to go on the November ballot.
A JOINT EMPLOYER TRAP? The International Franchise Association warned Monday that an agreement between the Labor Department and Subway to improve franchisee compliance with wage and hour laws might prompt the NLRB to classify Subway a joint employer with its franchisees.
Hillary Clinton ran much of her campaign on being a pragmatist, the candidate with the knowledge, experience and, above all, the detailed plans needed to usher in the progressive change her fellow Democrats pine for.
The GOP nominee rolled out a series of frightening statistics about the state of the nation. They ranged from accurate to incomplete to outright false. Donald Trump will paint a grim picture of America while accepting the GOP presidential nomination Thursday, describing a crime-ridden nation in economic decline whose standing is slipping abroad.
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