Dean Baker: The Federal Reserve Board's Open Market Committee decided not to raise interest rates at its meeting last week, but made it clear that a rate hike was still an option for its June meeting. Why is the Fed even considering a hike?
Efforts to gut the federal False Claims Act backed by the US Chamber of Commerce got a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday.
Peter Sleeth is a veteran investigative reporter who covered the Iraq war for The Oregonian and helped the paper win a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for breaking news. Now freelancing, his most recent piece for the Oregon Historical Quarterly is a profile of progressive-era activist Tom Burns.