Waiting for Congress or the courts or a popular movement to fix America's prison crisis is a waste of time.
For the first time, more than half of the members of Congress are millionaires. Maybe the country would be better off if they had some first-hand encounters with need.
Why? Citizens complain more, forcing officials to be more accountable.
In his State of the Union addresses, the president has talked about schooling in very superficial ways.
A legal labyrinth has trapped millions of young Americans who work every year without pay, because they are called "interns" rather than "employees."
Every country that outperforms the U.S. has a constitutional or statutory commitment to this right.
In the last 50 years, they've become ubiquitous. It's only now that some companies are realizing that the cover letter is more of a performance than a useful projection.
Barely a third of U.S. senators pay their interns -- and embarrassingly for Democrats, a party focused on workplace welfare, most of them are Republicans.
... and why this quiet trend is about to reverse itself