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Raising minimum wage to $8.25 is best option

Raising minimum wage to $8.25 is best option

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The recent Congressional Budget Office Report confirms raising the minimum wage in line with inflation to $8.25 is the best course.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Geopolitics 101 -- Don't lose wars!

WASHINGTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Prior to entering national office, politicians of all stripes and especially U.S. presidents-elect and members of Congress should take a short course in Geopolitics 101.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Commentary: Pakistan showdown

Commentary: Pakistan showdown

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Far more dangerous than the Syrian civil war to the West is the upheaval in nuclear-armed Pakistan and its effect on the Afghan war.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Unions must change to survive

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The United Auto Workers' recent failure to organize workers at the Chattanooga, Tenn., Volkswagen plant shows just how much unions need to change to stay relevant.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Presidents' Day -- Remembering two presidents

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Presidents' Day is set aside to recognize the February birthdays of two of our greatest presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As we honor them this year, it might be interesting to reflect upon the influence one book -- with its very unique perspective -- had upon the latter, written eight years after his birth.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

Is this a recovery yet?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Despite the temporary disruptions of an unusually harsh winter, the world's two biggest economic blocks are helping rather than hindering the global economy.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Big freeze, storms impose losses up to $40B

Big freeze, storms impose losses up to $40B

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The January freeze and crippling storms gripping the eastern United States and upper Midwest are having significant effects on normal life and commerce.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

Viktor Yanukovych: From partner to violent kleptocrat

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Over the course of four years the international image of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has evolved from partner to violent kleptocrat.
TARAS KUZIO, UPI Outside View Commentator
Obama's two Americas

Obama's two Americas

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama is dividing the United States into two nations -- one rich, the other increasingly poor and both more likely to elect Democrats.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An idiom originating more than two plus centuries ago -- from an act of courage in meeting an enemy threat -- applies to an Obama administration choosing to ignore one.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

The changing French alliance

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- French President Francois Hollande's state visit to the United States this week (without any lady friend in tow) is being touted as a revival of America's oldest alliance. The trouble will be in the newest areas of commerce.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Only 113,000 jobs -- How decadence breeds decay!

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy created 113,000 jobs in January, up from 75,000 in December. Colder than average weather was a factor but that simply doesn't explain two consecutive months of poor performance.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

What to expect from Friday's jobs report

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Economists expect the U.S. Labor Department to report Friday that the U.S. economy added 181,000 jobs in January.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator

CBO report low-balls Obamacare effects on employment

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A new Congressional Budget Office report once again low-balls the effects of the Affordable Care Act on labor force participation and the U.S. economy.
PETER MORICI, UPI Outside View Commentator
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