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COMMENTARY: Federal workers deserve a living wage

WASHINGTON — “All labor has dignity.” That’s what the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said 50 years ago, and it’s … Continued

An antidote to religious strife in Egypt: nationalism

CAIRO — After decades of polarization along religious lines, Christians and Muslims in Egypt are coming together to rally behind … Continued

COMMENTARY: The reckless right-wing war on America

It is tragic to watch contemptuous right-wingers declaring war on America. With little heed for consequences on either actual people … Continued

Obama’s ‘bad Samaritan’ budget

President Obama is including cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his new budget , due to be sent to … Continued

Delayed marriage fallout: More unwed births, report says

First comes baby, then comes marriage? That is the new norm for many middle-class young Americans — and they and … Continued

Sequester: When greed becomes policy

PAUL J. RICHARDS AFP/GETTY IMAGES Thisfile photo shows a traffic sign before the Capitol Dome in Washington, DC. The question … Continued

Gang rape cases show need for a new India for women

RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI REUTERS A girl lights candles during a candlelight vigil for a gang rape victim who was assaulted … Continued

Can the First Husband talk about marriage?

The election night victory photograph tweeted by President Obama’s campaign captured it all: The Obamas wrapped in one another’s arms, … Continued

Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

We aren’t at their mercy as much as they (or we) think we are

NEW YORK — The ancient dream of making money by simply moving money took a hit last week when Citibank … Continued