The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By Saher Khan
Trickle-down economics claims that if wages go up, jobs must come down. A controversial new study from the University of Washington has inadvertently fallen prey to that antiquated narrative.
By Nick Hanauer
If your immediate reaction to this study was to dismiss it, it is time to admit that your views cannot be swayed by science.
By Jonathan Meer
After another week and another series of Trump tweets that stole the media’s attention, these important stories may have gotten lost in your news feed.
By Erica R. Hendry, Kristen Doerer, Joshua Barajas, Iman Smith
By Kamala Kelkar, Laura Fong
Terrence Wise started organizing in 2013, when he was making $7.25 an hour at McDonald’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
By PBS NewsHour
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the chances of avoiding a government shutdown, rethinking American trade policy and the introduction of legislation to raise the minimum wage to $15, what Democrats need to do to build a…
By Joshua Barajas, Gretchen Frazee
Eighteen states raised the minimum wage. California broadened restrictions on cellphone use for drivers.
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour makes a good soundbite, but the people who will be hurt are those who are least able to look after themselves.
In our news wrap Tuesday, a chartered plane carrying a top Brazilian soccer team crashed in Colombia overnight, killing 71 people on board. The plane went down in the mountains near Medellin as athletes and a group of journalists covering…
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