American Dream

Reader Input: Good reasons for lawful immigration

Memo to the Republicans: The ball’s now in your court. Go positive. Construct a bill on immigration reform, let the president veto it and explain why to the people. In shor ...

Reader Input: Adversity builds US character

Bill Harder, Sr. (“Welfare state is not what we’re about,” Reader Input, June 21) lists the benefits of Denmark: Free health care, college education, lengthy m ...

Reader Input: Welfare state is not what we’re about

Denmark: a modern welfare state — the Nordic Model, “Everyone gets squashed into one big, fat, middle class,” (David Kestenbaum, correspondent for Planet Money). ...

Why won’t the rich pay their share?

We are losing services all over the country. Parks, libraries and summer pools are closing. We’ve seen cuts to firefighters and to police, cuts to the prison system, to teachers, ...

Why deny a living wage?

I’m writing in response to Barbara Jicha’s letter (Journal, July 14) regarding the prevailing wage and her contempt for those that have been protected by it. Her quote, “Non ...