(Jack Quinn, Mike Castle, Steve LaTourette and Connie Morella)
When the cost of living goes up, so should wages. It’s common sense. While serving in the US Congress, we supported reasonable periodic increases in the federal minimum wage to enable workers to better support their families and keep up with the economy. And we rallied our Republican and Democratic colleagues to make it the law.
(All Republicans: Rep. Jack Quinn represented New York. Rep. Mike Castle, a partner in the Washington office of DLA Piper, represented Delaware. Rep. Steve LaTourette represented Ohio. Rep. Connie Morella represented Maryland.)
What is actually killing Americans? The Daily Show tells us.
(hint: it’s not ISIS or Ebola)
What began as a trickle in August has now become a flood as more tech companies abandon the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
On Wednesday, Facebook said it would no longer be supporting the conservative think tank. While the company didn’t offer a specific reason for ending the relationship, the move came on the heels of an announcement Monday by Google that it would not be renewing its membership in ALEC at the end of the year.
I frequently refer to our current era of American politics as the latest phase of the U.S. Civil War… in part because the political maps so blatantly copy a pattern that goes back almost 200 years.
Cyclically, we find ourselves mired in dogma, instead of pragmatism, intransigent hatred instead of negotiation, nostalgia and romanticism, instead of belief that we can craft a better tomorrow.
Remember folks, the wall of separation between church and state is a myth!