I would prefer a greater disparity – and preferably, determined at the local level on the basis of local needs – but I’m glad that Oregon at least recognized that not everywhere needs the same minimum wage.
Henry Louis Gates Jr tells the inspiring story of Robert Smalls, a slave who sailed himself to freedom and landed in the US House of Representatives.
Allan Bouruis at HotAir has a really strong piece on immigration.
A new study looks at the gender gap between girls and boys (with the former outperforming the latter) and determines that schools are at fault. At least, partially. On the other hand, boys just do more poorly when poor generally.