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The teacher pay gap is wider than ever




In The teacher pay gap is wider than ever, Economic Policy Institute (EPI) President Lawrence Mishel and UC Berkeley economist Sylvia Allegretto find that teacher’s wages and compensation continue to fall relative to comparable workers. When adjusted for education, experience, and…

The Real Reckoning




In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton said the nation was at “a moment of reckoning.” She’s right, but the reckoning is not simply the choice voters face this fall between her and Donald Trump. The real reckoning…

Ex-Republicans head the Libertarian ticket

Bill Weld and Gary Johnson, former Republican governors leading alternative presidential campaign




The third party presidential campaign that threatens to displace the fractured Republican organization as chief rival to Democrats has launched the official youth effort of the Gary Johnson presidential campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect two former GOP governors,…

Study argues gray wolves should be protected




Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles who investigated the genetic ancestry of North America’s wild canines have concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s scientific arguments for removing gray wolves from endangered species protection are…