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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...

03/05/2015 - 7:55pm

    When you get fed up with all the greed and narcissism that seems to rule our country, a good way to restore your faith in humankind is to reflect on the generosity of people like Ron Read — a philanthropist from Dummerston, Vermont.

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03/05/2015 - 7:54pm

    It is a vulgar truth universally acknowledged that the creators of "Sex and the City" on HBO, Darren Star and Michael Patrick King, ratcheted up the raunch of the original Candace Bushnell column about single women in Manhattan.

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03/05/2015 - 7:43pm

    Sometimes it's hard to choose your poison, especially when all the options are horrible. That's what it's like when the District of Columbia decides to take on Congress over an issue of self- government.

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03/05/2015 - 7:42pm

    In 2008, The New York Times' great (and now former) labor reporter Steven Greenhouse authored a book titled "The Big Squeeze." The squeeze in question, of course, was the increasing economic pressure on America's middle and working classes...

03/05/2015 - 7:41pm

    This is not the Bill O'Reilly scandal we were looking for.

    Attacking O'Reilly for being insufficiently attached to facts is like attacking the WWE for fixing fights. That's not really...

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