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03/05/2015 - 7:59pm

    In February, Wal-Mart, America's largest employer, announced that it will raise wages for half a million workers. For many of those workers the gains will be small, but the announcement is nonetheless a very big deal, for two reasons. First, there will be spillovers: Wal-Mart is so big that its action...

02/26/2015 - 5:25pm

    Like most big cities in America, San Diego has its share of problems. It has issues with gangs, poverty and income inequality. It needs to do about $2 billion worth of infrastructure repairs. It has suffered through an epic drought...

02/26/2015 - 5:20pm

    Today's issue is whether the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing, delayed already, should be moved out of Boston.

    No way.

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02/26/2015 - 5:19pm

    Because I believe in giving the devil his due I do want to recognize the latest outrageous Florida legislator. He has introduced legislation to assure that only the proper gender is allowed in a restroom. As the wags put it, better...

02/26/2015 - 5:19pm

    Lupita Nyong'o picked up an Oscar last year for her searing portrayal of a scarred captive in "12 Years a Slave." But many in the Academy Awards audience -- just reminded of the misery depicted in a film clip -- must...

02/26/2015 - 5:05pm

    Like many Americans, I've been wary of labor unions.

    Full-time union stagehands at Carnegie Hall earning more than $400,000 a year? A union hailing its defense of a...

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