Commentary: When politicians like Paul Ryan oppose modest efforts to raise a federal minimum wage, charity is not enough to fill the gap created by the economy.
When modern economic markets and Catholic social justice teaching are taken into consideration, any talk of a "minimum" wage becomes a moral understatement.
Here we go again: Paul Ryan has issued yet another Draconian budget plan. Ryan’s philosophy is simple: take from the poor and give to the rich.
NCR Today: Seminar encourages gays not to act on feelings; Orthodox patriarchs urge peace in Ukraine; what does it mean to be Catholic now?
I want to highlight some of my hopes for the New Year in areas of government and the church. Many of these hopes represent topics which we are likely to be talking about throughout much of 2014.
In the world of government there is much unfinished business. The year ended on a positive note with the budget agreement crafted by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. The agreement resolves budget issues for two years and provides an opportunity to move on and address other pressing matters.
Column: Washington's version of the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" is again showing in the theater that has become Congress.