Premium Opinion 2021-07-15T15:13:00Z
A woman on the phone stands in the middle of the sidewalk with her two kids facing towards her

I know firsthand that having kids while young is penalized at work. If we're worried about declining birth rates, workplaces need to start supporting young motherhood.

We can't talk about declining birth rates without addressing how companies discourage women from having children during their most fertile years.
Opinion 2021-07-15T13:44:06Z
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Biden would be insane to nominate anyone other than Jerome Powell for Fed chair

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect says admin sources tell him "Biden is likely to name a new Fed chair." We should hope his sources are wrong.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-14T15:15:00Z
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As a teacher, I see the Republican Florida law requiring students and staff to expose their political beliefs as a gross government overreach

The Republican Party is always going on about government overreach. It passed a law in Florida mandating students note their political beliefs.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-13T15:19:39Z

Trump's 'Big Lie' has poisoned America and is spreading around the world

Voter fraud lies are now mainstream in the Republican Party, and some foreign leaders are adopting Trump's tactics — refusing to admit that they lost.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-13T13:02:00Z

I'm a millionaire businessman who was arrested for protesting with restaurant workers. We demand better wages for the employees running our economy.

The House did its job. Now the Senate needs to pass the Raise the Wage Act and finally give tipped workers the support they need.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-12T13:02:00Z
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T13:17:00Z

The fight to protect voting rights at the federal level is dead. But there's still a glimmer of hope.

It's clear that Congress and the Supreme Court won't stem the tide of anti-voting rights laws. The fight is going to have to come at the state level.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T13:04:00Z

We are lawmakers from 5 states that finally put an end to child marriage. It's past time for the other 45 US states to follow our lead.

Legislators from the 5 states that have banned child marriage call on the other 45 states to end this human rights abuse in the US.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T12:27:00Z

China's 'wolf warrior diplomacy' has come to Wall Street

China's recent measures to curb its companies from going public in the US are a sign that its aggressive nationalism has come to financial markets.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-11T12:07:00Z

The space race between Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson isn't about saving Earth — it's a PR stunt by billionaires trying to pretend they care about the rest of us

Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson say they're committed to combatting climate change, but they're still involved in carbon-heavy businesses.
Premium Enterprise 2021-07-11T11:00:00Z

Losing the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI contract is a blow to Microsoft's credibility

The JEDI program was a huge vote of confidence for Microsoft from its most important customer, the US government.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-10T13:03:00Z

Biden's big jobs plan will actually hurt low-income and minority Americans' chances of owning a home

The Biden administration should stop building barriers to homeownership and instead support policies that will help first-time homebuyers.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-10T12:27:00Z

China's iron grip on Hollywood began in 1998 with a Martin Scorsese movie and a groveling apology from Disney

In 1998, Disney disavowed Scorsese's Dalai Lama biopic "Kundun." The Chinese Communist Party has called the shots in Hollywood ever since.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-10T12:04:00Z

America's job market is sick. For it to get healthy, workers will need to get some 'bad' news.

The good news: wages are soaring. The bad news: millions of Americans are still unemployed. But there's reason to think the two will even out soon.
Opinion 2021-07-10T11:30:00Z

A new McKinsey study shows that inclusion isn't just compatible with economic growth — it's absolutely necessary

Eliminating economic discrimination against POC and women could help add trillions of dollars to the GDP, says JP Julien.
Opinion 2021-07-09T19:34:34Z

SCOTT GALLOWAY: No industry is more ripe for disruption than banking, and this herd of upstart unicorns is ready to trample the establishment

"Chase and Wells Fargo savings accounts are offering, no joke, 0.01% interest, while neobanks like Ally and Chime offer 0.5% — 50x the competition."
Premium Opinion 2021-07-08T14:17:42Z

America's cities are crumbling, and all politicians can focus on are absurd 'smart-city' plans. But these dystopian ideas will only make people's lives worse.

In the face of collapsing buildings and unprecedented heat waves, tech solutions to urban challenges seem laughable. We need a new city vision.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-07T22:45:24Z

Here's why I'm optimistic about an Eric Adams mayoralty

His record gives me pause. But he's said the right things about what he'd do as mayor, and he'd have unusual power to get them done.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-07T15:42:07Z

The sports world is punishing Black women for being themselves

Black women athletes have to face their opponents while also being penalized for being themselves. It isn't fair.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-07T13:49:44Z

Biden promised to claw back $700 billion by cracking down on tax cheats. His plan is doomed to fail unless he gives the people chasing tax dodgers the tools they need.

The IRS needs more than a one-time cash injection to chase down tax cheats or we'll never be able to meet Biden's $700 billion goal.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-06T18:40:59Z

Companies letting more and more employees go remote aren't interested in worker well-being — just boosting their bottom lines

A digital workplace isn't the solution to worker struggles, and the past year proved it. Turns out, bosses don't need an office to maintain control.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-06T15:40:48Z

GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM: President Biden needs to go big on infrastructure

California Gov. Gavin Newsom lays out why President Biden and Congress need to go big and pass the bipartisan infrastructure plan to help states.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-05T13:04:00Z

If you want to see just how badly workers in the US get screwed over, just look at how baseball players are treated

Baseball management, especially in the minor leagues, is symptomatic of how workers are treated across the country.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-05T12:28:00Z

Banning critical race theory will create weak, power-worshipping Americans susceptible to authoritarian leaders

The panic about critical race theory is driven by people who understand that Americans can be manipulated by fear, and fear is bad for democracy.
Science 2021-07-05T11:56:00Z

Handshakes will return quickly post-pandemic — a neuroscientist explains why

Handshakes are a way for humans to communicate — brain to brain — unconsciously, writes Moran Cerf. He predicts they'll never really go away.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-03T13:32:00Z

Grilling is awesome, actually

Cooking over a charcoal or wood fire is versatile, produces better results, and is above all fun. So go out and grill.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-03T12:27:00Z

The pandemic has exposed the problems with America's paper-thin supply chains. Industries have to change if the US wants to avoid another catastrophe.

Companies are already shifting away from "just-in-time" inventory management, which has been the source of unprecedented shortages across industries.
Opinion 2021-07-03T12:16:00Z

Guy Fieri is fighting for struggling restaurant owners — too bad he doesn't care as much about their workers

In an interview. Fieri dismissed hundreds of thousands of workers who lost their jobs as lazy and said his restaurants had "no need for a union."
Markets 2021-07-03T11:00:00Z

Elon Musk is losing his power over the crypto community after his latest tweets failed to boost dogecoin or bitcoin

Critics have slammed the Tesla CEO for sending prices on a rollercoaster and potentially manipulating the market.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-02T21:40:54Z

Sha'Carri Richardson's Olympics ban for marijuana is dumb, archaic, and immoral

21-year-old US Olympic sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson used legal marijuana to cope with the trauma of her mother's death. Banning her is shameful.
Opinion 2021-07-02T18:09:36Z

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Robinhood is capitalizing on the addictive nature of day trading — and it's killing us

"The company's mission to 'democratize finance for all' is similar to Pablo Escobar saying his mission was to 'democratize cocaine.'"
Premium Opinion 2021-07-02T16:51:26Z

Amazon is finally terrified of someone in Washington. That's great news for America.

Amazon filed a motion to request FTC Chair Lina Khan's recusal from matters regarding the company. It's not the only company that should be worried.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-01T15:53:07Z

Admit it: Grilling is bad

Your grill is dirty, has poor temperature control, and allows fat to drip into the flame and flare up. So instead of grilling, just cook indoors.
Premium Opinion 2021-07-01T13:03:00Z

4,000 Americans were sent home from prison during COVID. They repaired their lives, but now could be forced back to prison because of a ridiculous technicality.

More than 4,000 nonviolent offenders serving their sentences at home might have to go back to prison, unless the Biden administration takes action.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-30T12:56:59Z

Rep. Paul Gosar keeps hanging out with white nationalists, and GOP leaders don't do a thing about it

Rep. Paul Gosar's connection to the white nationalist Nicholas Fuentes should be disqualifying, but Republicans won't condemn him.
Opinion 2021-06-28T16:37:32Z

3 trends to expect from the post-pandemic economic boom, according to an expert

Callum Williams researched the history of post-pandemic recovery and found that moments of crisis were often followed by social unrest.
Opinion 2021-06-27T13:04:00Z

America's housing market is racist. Congress could easily help fix it if they wanted to.

Structural inequality is keeping Black and Latino Americans poorer than white Americans. Congress can help fix that.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-27T12:28:00Z

14 House GOP members just revealed themselves as modern segregationists

The 14 House GOP members who voted against making Juneteenth a holiday should be treated as pariahs.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-27T12:03:00Z

The FDA is broken. Its controversial approval of an ineffective new Alzheimer's drug proves the agency puts profit over public health.

Because of how drug research is funded and the profit incentives of the FDA, most newly-approved drugs are ineffective and often harmful.
Healthcare 2021-06-27T11:00:00Z

Belgium's Prime Minister shares 4 lessons on how the European country is outpacing the US in vaccination rates

"There's no better promotion for vaccinations than word-by-mouth," said PM Alexander De Croo in a phone interview with author Peter Vanham.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-26T13:03:00Z

I was an American diplomat for 12 years, traveling and immersing myself in cultures around the world. Here's what you can learn from diplomats when you're traveling

If you're traveling the world, you might want to take a few pointers from professional travelers: diplomats.
Opinion 2021-06-26T13:00:00Z

How the Black tech community is leveraging business models that made hip-hop become a massive cultural and business phenomenon

"Hip hop emerged out of Black voices being suppressed," says filmmaker Josh Otis Miller. "Imagine a world where Black ideas and Black tech businesses get a voice."
Premium Opinion 2021-06-26T12:28:00Z

America's healthcare system is fatphobic. Doctors need to finally treat fat people with respect and prioritize their health.

The pandemic pulled the curtain back on medical fatphobia. Everyone deserves to have their health taken seriously by doctors.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-26T12:04:00Z

The market and the Federal Reserve are telling different stories about inflation — and there's good reason to think investors have it right

The market thinks the Fed is worrying too much about inflation and they'll eventually come to their senses. That's probably going to end up right.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-25T19:53:35Z

Here are the 2 biggest things I'm watching for in Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal

The package would spend a lot, but it's not clear it addresses known problems about waste in capital projects. At least the pay-fors aren't stupid.
Opinion 2021-06-25T19:22:22Z

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Colonizing Mars will not happen in our lifetime and the billionaire obsession with space makes absolutely no sense

Sending billionaires into space is "ground zero for everything that is right and wrong with society — we should focus on the planet we already have."
Premium Opinion 2021-06-24T13:43:56Z

Republicans seem determined to learn absolutely nothing from our bizarre post-pandemic economy

The weird features of the pandemic recovery could teach us a lot about growth, inflation, and inequality — but the GOP doesn't want to hear it.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-23T19:20:49Z

It's still too easy to kick people out of school, especially when they're not in school

Problematic toys, absent-minded gaffes, and violations of social-media policies you don't even know exist can get you kicked out of school.
Opinion 2021-06-23T16:08:38Z

Coming out is good, and more gay athletes should do it

Carl Nassib's coming out stands to make life a lot better for gay college and professional athletes. He can't be the only one.
Premium Opinion 2021-06-23T13:31:51Z

I was a Division I college-football player. The Supreme Court's NCAA ruling isn't just a huge moment for college athletes — it's a major warning to America's biggest businesses.

The Supreme Court's ruling not only weakens the NCAA's tight grip on college sports but also shows it's open to action against modern monopolies.
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