The underground economy more than doubled between 1970 and 2000, and spiked following the 2008 recession. It is characterized by significant lower wages than the formal economy.
As Republican women's clubs plan to celebrate the 95th anniversary of women's right to vote, voting rights continue to be under serious assault.
Norman Solomon is co-founder of RootsAction.org and founding director of the Institute for Public Accuracy. His books include War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.