Archive for the ‘And Beyond…’ Category

Maryland Raises Minimum Wage to $10.10

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 No Comments

State by state, minimum wage standards are rising to better meet the needs of workers. However, there is still much work to be done.



Overwork And Its Costs: The U.S. in International Perspective

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 No Comments

Americans work more hours than just about any other country in the world. What does this mean for our productivity and our lives?



UN Commission on the Status of Women Releases New Declaration

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

Progress towards goals of gender equality and empowerment of women remains “slow and uneven.”



Making Transit Better Isn’t Enough. Driving Needs to Be Worse.

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

“If driving continues to be the fastest and most convenient way of getting almost everywhere, people will continue to drive.”



Payday Loan “Reform” Leaves Much to Be Desired

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

Bloggers at Consumer Reports critique efforts to reform the payday lending industry in several states.



Fruit and Vegetable Prices Linked to Child Obesity

Posted on: March 12th, 2014

New research shows link between produce prices and BMI in children from low-income and middle-class families.



Catholic bishops differ sharply on anti-LGBT laws

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 1 Comment

While the Catholic Church has generally been viewed as having unified opposition to LGBT rights, recent harsh laws have sparked debate among bishops from different countries.



Study: Civil Rights Protections Lacking for Public Transportation

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

Under current law, “you can make anything look good from a civil rights perspective.”



United Airlines ends use of styrofoam cups

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Chicago-based United is switching to a more environmentally friendly, recyclable alternative.



Louisiana school sued for religious discrimination by parents of Buddhist student

Posted on: February 5th, 2014

Lawsuit claims that their child was a “target of proselytization and harassment by faculty and administration” due to his non-Christian faith.