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Editorial

Staging post to more restrictions

It has taken anti-abortion campaigners a concerted five-decade campaign to get here: the Supreme Court’s provisional decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. More than half of America’s women can expect to live in states where abortion is banned or greatly restricted if, as anticipated, next ...

Behind the jobs report

The 428,000 net new jobs last month in the Labor Department’s Friday report is mildly encouraging since every major industry added workers. But the report also contains a warning that inflationary pressure may be starting to hurt the labor market. While the unemployment rate remained ...

A threat to Roe is a call to action

In scathing, dismissive language, Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote a draft opinion that does what for many decades seemed unimaginable — it overturns the 1973 ruling in Roe vs. Wade and annihilates the constitutionally protected right of a woman to control her own body. If the ...

A boost for workers

In a historic legislative session that saw Hawaii lawmakers allocate more than a billion dollars to Native Hawaiian causes, housing and other projects, a highlight for workers was the passage of House Bill 2510. If signed by Governor David Ige, which is expected, the bill will raise ...

Preventing election fraud

A group of senators met last week to try to prevent anyone from stealing the 2024 presidential election or from once again inciting an armed mob to attack the Capitol. The bipartisan band, led by Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), aims to update the 1887 Electoral ...

Book-banning resurgence

As if there were not enough challenges facing the United States right now, Americans have to be on alert for a resurgence of book-banning campaigns at their local libraries. Across the nation, groups of mostly White conservatives are demanding that books be locked up or taken off the shelves ...