Dean Baker: Donald Trump passed the threshold of committed delegates that gives him a lock on the Republican Party presidential nomination. It's worth considering what led to Trump's rise in the first place.
New legislation would make it harder for states and the EPA to regulate toxic chemicals in toys, building materials and clothing, but President Obama still has a chance to veto.
Brian Jones is a teacher and activist in New York. He is a member of the Movement of Rank and File Educators, the social justice caucus of the United Federation of Teachers.