Minimum Wage/Maximum Opportunity

A $15 minimum wage is the rare combination of great policy and powerful politics

All political strategy boils down to an effort to strengthen your coalition and divide your opponents. Dating back to the Southern Strategy of the 1960s, Republicans have used so-called cultural wedge issues with surgical precision to peel off parts of the Democratic coalition. The GOP focus on abortion in the 1980s and 1990s was part of a plan to cut i…

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