The “Blob”—the epithet Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes used to scorn Washington’s inbred, vainglorious, bipartisan foreign-policy elite—is striking back. The Blob has driven us into one folly after another. And it is calling for more.
The government of Illinois' Cook County, the second-biggest county in the nation, voted 13 to 3 on Wednesday to raise its minimum wage from $8.25 to $13 by 2020.
NAFTA forced millions of small, Mexican farmers out of business, causing a mass migration north. TPP threatens to do the same, on a much larger scale.
How much does it take to get by where you live? It takes more than $15 per hour to earn a living wage in most states. When you throw in the rising cost of student debt, low-income Americans are even further underwater.