Big Pay Gaps Are Bad for Business

May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm

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Mattel is one of the largest toy-making companies on earth. Turns out it's one of the biggest manufacturers of income inequality, too.
Last year, the Barbie doll manufacturer paid its CEO nearly 5,000 times as much as its median worker.

House Democrats Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
House Democrats Help GOP Pass Massive Pentagon Budget That Includes Billions for Expanded Nuclear Arsenal

The F-35 Lightning II fighter jet. (Photo: Blake Lewis)
While the world responds with alarm over President Donald Trump's spontaneous decision to cancel diplomatic talks with North Korea scheduled for next month -- which aimed to ease rising nuclear tensions -- 131 Democrats in the US House joined with the overwhelming majority of Republicans to pass a $717 billion Pentagon spending bill that includes massive expansion of the US nuclear arsenal.

Devin Nunes Finds That Shilling for Donald Trump Is Paying Off -- Literally

May 25, 2018 - 2:00pm

Devin Nunes was far from being a national figure before President Donald Trump took office. Thanks to his work defending the president through his position as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, the California Republican has become notorious for his role in obstructing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- and has become a top target for Democrats hoping to flip the House in this fall's midterm elections.

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