It would be good if Francis encouraged the parts of the U.S. Catholic leadership most alienated from the president to stop treating this former church employee as an enemy. But the pope’s main job is to pose a radical challenge to our complacency and social indifference. In doing so, he should stir an uneasiness that compels all of us — and that includes Obama — to examine our consciences.
Harry Holzer talked about President Obama’s executive order that directed the Labor Department to recommend rules requiring businesses to pay more overtime to workers who had been exempted in the past. He also talked about the effort to raise the minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Today’s Journal explores the complicated efforts by schools to track graduate outcomes, something they’re increasingly expected to do as families want to know their investment in higher education will have a real payoff. But good intentions are often marred by bad data, and surveys of new graduates—the most common way schools check in—rarely yield valuable information, says Anthony Carnevale, director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
In a statement to POLITICO’s Mike Allen, Schumer said he supports an idea mentioned in E.J. Dionne’s column in The Washington Post to have a majority of members of the House force House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on the Senate-passed bill.