When modern economic markets and Catholic social justice teaching are taken into consideration, any talk of a "minimum" wage becomes a moral understatement.
The simple fact that Republican House Speaker John Boehner recently and publicly teased his fellow conservative House members about not wanting to do the hard work on passing immigration reform is both unusual and telling. Here's The Huffington Post's report:
Column: The event may have marked a turning point for the U.S. church, a return to a nonpartisanship combined with public advocacy.
NCR Today: President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on Thursday, but three men from Philadelphia hope to beat him to the punch.
President Barack Obama told activists he would consider ways to ease the effects of strict enforcement as frustration grows over the lack of progress on immigration reform.
NCR Today: House Speaker John Boehner reached out to the Vatican on behalf of House and Senate leaders to invite Pope Francis to speak to both houses of Congress.
Last night's State of the Union was not the best or the worst such speech. And it reflected the political realities of the day. Gone is the aspiration to change the way Washington works. Gone is most of the hope and change. The agenda has shrunk in the five years of Barack Obama's presidency.