There’s one way President Obama can show he takes the issue seriously: by issuing an executive order raising the minimum wage for 2 million federal contractors.
It's hard to make a trade when one side has nothing to offer -- and is hostile to the whole idea of cutting deals.
The argument over the minimum wage is a proxy for the larger argument over what kind of economy we want and how best to ensure shared prosperity.
A veteran of the last minimum wage wars speaks out.
This is a good fight for Dems to have -- it could further spotlight the GOP's inability to articulate a positive role for government to play in people's lives.