by | Mar 20, 2018

Imagine devoting every day to caring for your elderly parent, or your disabled child, in your home. You do this because you don’t want your loved one to go to a nursing home or a state institution. You want to…

by | Oct 4, 2017

Sara Madill is a mother of four living in Duluth, Minnesota. In 2014, Sara was a participant in a state program called PCA choice, which provides a modest Medicaid subsidy for personal care attendants (PCAs) who care for a loved…

by | Feb 16, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC—President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, is withdrawing his name for consideration one day before Senate confirmation hearings were due to begin. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination…

by | Feb 14, 2017

On Monday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the union behind the multi-million dollar push to raise the minimum wage to $15 and unionize the fast-food industry, protested President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder. As CEO of…

by | Dec 13, 2016

I remember it clearly. It was a sunny day, just after Memorial Day in 2003. My husband, Tom, and I were at our son Greg’s home. We were waiting to have a family dinner, but Greg was unusually late coming…

by | Oct 31, 2016

To the untrained ear, Washington state’s I-1501, an initiative that “concerns seniors and vulnerable individuals,” sounds like the least controversial measure on the ballot this year. “This measure,” the official state voters’ pamphlet explains, “would increase the penalties for criminal identity…

by | Sep 1, 2016

Minnesota is not a competitive state, electorally speaking. While Republican governors are not unheard of — thank you, Mr. Pawlenty — as far as presidential politics go, Minnesota is as blue as they come. In fact, in the post-War era,…

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