Researchers believe all the digital information in the world could be kept in the "amount of liquid in a case of wine"; smartphones have turned humans into "deadwalkers"; meanwhile, Paul Ryan unintentionally highlighted the need for raising the minimum wage in his first speech as speaker of the House. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Have you noticed how often conservatives who disagree with a policy proposal call it a “job killer”? Yet maybe some jobs are worth risking if a strong moral case can be made -- and on this issue, as with many others historically, it can.
The effort to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour is gaining momentum, and two of American progressives' biggest allies are doing what they can to get the executive branch behind the movement.
Momentum is building to raise the minimum wage to $10.10. But we need to be more ambitious.
The state of California is about to become the first in the nation to set a $10 an hour minimum wage, which could help alleviate the financial woes of some 1.5 million low-wage workers there.
The corporate retail giant is threatening to pull out of plans to open several stores in Washington, D.C., if the city passes a higher minimum wage law that would boost the hourly income of lowly paid Walmart workers by nearly $5.
The slow bulldozing of government protections has allowed lawmakers to re-examine programs and policies that haven’t been touched for decades.
A look at the day's political happenings, including the White House weighing in on whether cellphones should be locked and Democratic lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to raise the minimum wage.
The group, which targeted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO headquarters Tuesday, wants to see the minimum wage raised from its current $7.25 an hour to $10.50.