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Premium Opinion 2021-05-23T13:32:00Z
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America's housing crisis is the result of classist credit guidelines

The way we score credit and underwrite borrowers is putting low-income Americans at a disadvantage when they try and buy property.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-23T12:04:00Z
FILE PHOTO: PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (R) shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin (L), as U.S. President Bill Clinton stands between them, after the signing of the Israeli-PLO peace accord, at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 13, 1993. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn/File Photo

'Netanyahu owes his career to Hamas' — 'The Human Factor' director Dror Moreh talks about the rise and fall of the Israel and Palestine peace process

Dror Moreh speaks with Insider about his new documentary, "The Human Factor," a look into the Mideast peace process through the eyes of US negotiators.
Opinion 2021-05-22T14:19:00Z
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Noncompetes and no-poach agreements have destroyed opportunities for tens of millions of American workers. Here's how one state attorney general fought back..

State Attorney General Bob Ferguson says noncompetes help stifle competition and allow employers to keep wages low by limiting workers' job options.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-22T13:32:00Z

Expansions of the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit were an important move, but they are only temporary and leave out too many Americans in need

Making the expansions permanent and educating Americans about their benefit are great places to start.
Opinion 2021-05-22T13:04:00Z

Britain's photo ID system undermines the democracy it is trying to preserve

The Queen has announced that UK citizens will need photo ID to vote. This law will end up hurting low-income, marginalized voters.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-22T12:28:00Z

Arizona's ridiculous election audit should be the end of Trump's 'Big Lie' — if only Republicans had the courage to condemn it

Arizona's election audit is a fiasco, built on Trump's "Big Lie" that he lost the election because of voter fraud. Republican leaders must condemn it.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-22T12:02:00Z

Several members of my family in India got COVID, so I flew 合约数字币和虚拟币home to help. While the US reopens, India is still deep in crisis.

It was the fear for my father's life that made me pack my bags and leave New York within a day's notice.
Opinion 2021-05-20T17:31:26Z

I'm a formerly incarcerated person who luckily found success. It's time to expunge the records of former prisoners and end their perpetual punishment.

The financial toll of a conviction is incredibly limiting for minorities, who represent 80% of those with convictions.
Opinion 2021-05-19T19:18:21Z

The narrative around Taiwan's COVID success story obscures the very real challenges Taiwanese people endure

Focusing solely on Taiwan's COVID-19 success can be misleading, as the country has endured many pandemic-related hardships.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-19T16:16:53Z

Ending the pandemic can't happen without ending evictions, which needlessly increase infections

A study showed that thousands of COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if states kept their eviction moratoriums in place.
Opinion 2021-05-19T14:37:00Z

Immigrants who have been in the US for decades are being tossed into courtrooms without lawyers because of a glaring loophole in our justice system — it's time they get a fair hearing

Because they are charged with a civil violation, immigrants facing deportation are not guaranteed legal representation in court.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-18T13:51:03Z

Depression doesn't take time off for a pandemic

Depression is the wolf at the door, but the coronavirus quarantines made it a roommate. The pandemic has been brutal on mental health.
Premium Healthcare 2021-05-17T19:11:54Z

The Biden administration is wrong to support waiving vaccine patents. I've been a vaccine patent lawyer for 20 years. There are better ways to vaccinate people quicker.

The vaccine patent lawyer Ed Ergenzinger says waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents isn't a silver bullet and argues for other short-term solutions.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-17T14:32:00Z

Teachers unions say they're ready to come back to schools. I'll believe it when I see it.

Randi Weingarten says the American Federation of Teachers is "all in" on fully reopening schools. But there's always a "but."
Opinion 2021-05-17T13:04:00Z

The WHO must invite Taiwan to the World Health Assembly to convince the world it isn't beholden to China

Despite excellent handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan did not receive an invitation to the World Health Organization's annual assembly.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-16T13:32:00Z

The Republican party is no longer serious

While Americans are demanding action from its leaders, the Republican party is back to its obstructionist shenanigans.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-16T13:29:00Z

Anti-maskers and COVID deniers have been yelling about 'freedom' since the pandemic began. Now many of them are standing in the way of America's actual freedom.

COVID deniers and turning into anti-vaxxers and preventing the rest of us from getting through the pandemic and back to normal.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-16T12:27:00Z

Restaurant and retail owners have 2 options nowadays: stop treating their workers like garbage or stop having workers at all

I talked to several service industry workers. One thing is clear: they aren't staying 合约数字币和虚拟币home because of unemployment checks.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-16T12:04:00Z

Jeff Bezos' support for Biden's corporate tax hike means nothing if Amazon can still dodge paying their fair share in taxes

By not paying their share in taxes, Amazon and other large companies leave small businesses and average Americans to pick up their tab.
Opinion 2021-05-15T13:11:00Z

Government partnership with big business created the internet and cell phones — an economist says it can deliver a new generation of innovations, too

Economist Mariana Mazzucato says the government "needs to redesign policy away from fixing markets and towards creating and shaping markets."
Tech 2021-05-15T12:59:00Z

I helped mint a trio of NFTs with a team of female and BIPOC digital artists. Here's how NFTs can help more creators earn money with their artwork.

Computer scientist Jenny Wang says digital tokens can empower young creators to own and sell copies of their work independently and profit directly.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-15T12:28:00Z

Big banks are propping up the coal industry as it keeps on pumping out toxic emissions in some parts of the world

Standard Chartered, one of the UK's biggest banks, has just funded one of the most destructive coal mining companies in Indonesia.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-15T12:04:00Z

The end of universal mask-wearing is our 'V-COVID Day'

When the CDC told vaccinated people they can ditch masks, the culture war over face coverings ended.
Opinion 2021-05-14T18:53:45Z

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Divorce brings you face-to-face with your flaws and is seen as an admission of failure. It needs a rebranding.

"Seattle's second-wealthiest divorcing couple will be fine, as money is the modern world's shock absorber," writes Galloway.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-13T12:56:00Z

The US economy has not hit 'peak data.' There's still plenty of room for the post-COVID boom to soar.

Economists are worried that the US economy's pace of reopening could cool as the labor market slows and prices pick up. That's not the case at all.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-12T16:23:57Z

The CDC needs to stop lying to Americans and treating us all like children

The CDC really needs to stop with its "helpful" lying about outdoor COVID-19 transmission. The agency is going to need Americans' trust.
Opinion 2021-05-12T14:27:53Z

No business leader can ignore America's cruel, racist death penalty. People expect the private sector to take a stand.

Ex-Unilever CEO Paul Polman argues people expect businesses to take stands. Opposing capital punishment is a way to honor vows to be ethical, he writes.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-12T14:07:38Z

CEOs are stifling political talk at work. As employees fight against discriminatory policies, crackdowns from bosses show how little power employees really have.

The least democratic place in America is the workplace where employers have the legal right to hire, fire, and set rules with no say from employees.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-12T13:07:00Z

Give it up, Reagan Republicans — you're not in the GOP anymore

As the Liz Cheney fight shows, the GOP has decided that denying reality is the litmus test for being a Republican. If that's not your thing, get out.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-11T22:14:00Z

There's a glaring problem with Republicans' Trump obsession: He doesn't need to help them anymore

When he was president, Trump needed the GOP to win congressional elections. Now, that's less important, and he's even less reliable than ever.
Premium Tech 2021-05-11T19:52:16Z

Google says it's taking privacy seriously after Apple's recent moves. But it's really just trying to convince users tracking is OK.

Every move Google makes toward privacy still assumes a world where tracking is a given. This feature serves to continue normalizing that idea.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-10T13:04:00Z

The ridiculous amount of money we spend on the US military is actually making our country less safe

The "military-industrial complex" refers to an assortment of federal entities that profit off of "forever wars." This harms us in the long run.
Opinion 2021-05-10T11:03:11Z

Working from 合约数字币和虚拟币home isn't the future, it's bonkers. That's why my company asked people to keep coming to the office.

Charlie Mullins, CEO of Pimlico Plumbers, sets out how and why his company brought all its staff, including office workers, back together.
Opinion 2021-05-09T15:32:38Z

Elon Musk had an unexpectedly tame SNL performance, and NBC just gave him free PR

NBC aired an uncritical portrayal of the billionaire CEO Elon Musk during his Saturday Night Live appearance.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-09T14:03:00Z

You know what mothers really want for Mothers' Day? A work and school schedule that lines up

If you can't pick up your kid on time, you can pay for pricy after-school care. You're planning to be a working parent, so that should be fine, right?
Premium Opinion 2021-05-09T13:32:00Z

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer should just retire already

Democrats are barely holding onto the Senate. So the right time for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire is now.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-09T13:03:00Z

Wall Street boogeymen known as 'bond vigilantes' have haunted Democrats for decades. But Biden has a chance to exorcise those demons, reshape the economy, and tackle climate change.

Joe Biden wants to raise taxes to "pay for" his massive infrastructure plan, but this is a huge mistake — he should just pay for it with debt instead.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-09T12:27:00Z

Don't be a jerk about COVID reopening, whether you want to move slow or fast

Empathize with those who aren't ready to rush back to "normal." But don't force everyone else to stay locked-down post-vaccination.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-08T14:03:00Z

There's a simple way Congress can make birth control easier to access and improve women's health

Women face too many barriers and hoops to jump through to get birth control prescriptions which many have been on for years. Telehealth can help.
Opinion 2021-05-08T13:46:00Z

Biden's break from neoliberalism to invest in the middle class could create 'the mother of all economic booms' — an economic commentator explains why

Anusar Farooqui says we could soon see a "once-in-a-century realignment that wipes out the old thinking" of how the global economy works.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-08T13:34:00Z

Who's to blame for the drop off in new vaccinations? Start with public health officials like the CDC.

When public officials message that vaccinations may not lead to a relaxation of restrictions, it discourages people from getting vaccinated in the first place.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-08T13:02:00Z

Workers have been getting screwed over for too long. The PRO Act can help flip the tide.

Under the act, independent contractors, who are often from the most marginalized communities, would be given additional rights to organize.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-08T12:28:00Z

Americans can't keep ignoring the dozens of states sneaking through laws that attack the right to protest and make it more dangerous to take to the streets

One law gives immunity to drivers who run over protesters, another makes it a felony to damage flags or statues.This is NOT what democracy looks like.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-08T12:04:00Z

The US economy is barreling towards a post-COVID boom. All it took was for the people in charge to finally learn from the 2008 recession's disastrous mistakes.

The US economy is set up to come out of the COVID pandemic with a historic boom because the Fed and federal government learned from 2008's missteps.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-07T21:25:02Z

The jobs report proves the obvious — working parents need schools to reopen. Now.

Turns out when schools are closed for over a year, a lot of parents are forced to choose staying at 合约数字币和虚拟币home with their kids over looking for new jobs.
Opinion 2021-05-07T19:31:15Z

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Elon Musk is now the most influential person in the world — whether or not that's a good thing remains to be seen

"Is Mr. Musk a net positive for society? 100% yes. It's the word 'net' that is the problem."
Premium Opinion 2021-05-07T16:16:00Z

Colombian protesters as young as 13 years old are being killed in the streets as they fight for a better future. The rest of the world should have their backs.

"Our generation is not going to be silenced by fear," one protester said. "We are going to push until things change for the better."
Premium Opinion 2021-05-07T13:33:31Z

Democrats are blowing it with their COVID-19 messaging

Instead of clinging to outdated COVID-19 safety mandates, Biden and the Democrats should ditch outdoor mask-wearing and show people the vaccines work.
Premium Tech 2021-05-07T12:30:00Z

Yahoo escaped a slow death inside Verizon to teach us one final lesson about the internet

Yahoo's decades-long decline is a case study in wasted opportunities, hubris and lack of clarity — but the story is not over yet.
Premium Opinion 2021-05-06T13:07:00Z

I'm an Amazon seller and I experienced how Amazon's hidden fees and crushing requirements choke out small businesses

Amazon's mysterious algorithm and extra fees make selling products on the site difficult. Here is how Amazon kept my business from making a profit.
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