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.
A freelance journalist and a peace activist in India, J. Sri Raman is the author of "Flashpoint" (Common Courage Press, USA). He is a regular contributor to Truthout.