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LLEWELLYN KING

Llewellyn King is executive producer and host of "White House Chronicles" on PBS. His column is written for Hearst Newspapers.

Articles by LLEWELLYN KING

Commentary: The real minimum wage saga Commentary: The real minimum wage saga
34 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
I once earned the minimum wage not because I needed an entry-level job, but because I needed the money. It was a minimum-wage job or a begging bowl and the street. [Read More]
Commentary: Appointed ambassadors can be good
35 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The practice of presidents rewarding political donors and allies by making them ambassadors is under attack because so many are making fools of themselves in their Senate confirmation hearings. [Read More]
Commentary: Lessons from Britain's power peril Commentary: Lessons from Britain's power peril
36 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
In Britain, they are talking about “the year the lights will go out.” The metaphor is based on the 1951 film “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” There are those who believe they can pinpoint the year: 2023. It is the year that all but one of Britain’s 16 operating nuclear power reactors will [Read More]
Commentary: We have computerized your job
37 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Some thoughts about work. It is under attack from a giant labor pool of maybe 200 million eager and qualified people in Asia and elsewhere, who will do it for less than it costs in the United States. [Read More]
Commentary: In some areas, government necessary Commentary: In some areas, government necessary
38 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Who is going to finance advanced drugs? Who is going to guarantee the electric supply in 30 years? Whisper this: It will be the government. [Read More]
Commentary: Lost ties - a knot that no longer binds
39 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
A nationwide alert, no, a worldwide alert, should be issued for the necktie. It is in great danger. It is disappearing. Soon it may be consigned to history, to live on only in old movies, like people smoking and men in hats. [Read More]
Commentary: Shame of biomedical research in U.S. Commentary: Shame of biomedical research in U.S.
40 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
When the dark shadow of incurable disease settles across a life, it is brightened only by the hope that science is on the job: The cavalry will come. [Read More]
Commentary: Inspire us, Mr. President Commentary: Inspire us, Mr. President
41 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
On Jan. 28, President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union address to both houses of Congress, the Cabinet, justices of the Supreme Court and, via television, the nation and the world. [Read More]
Commentary: The shame of denigrating jobless Commentary: The shame of denigrating jobless
42 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
In order to execute an abomination, it helps to create myths about the victims: The Jews aim for world domination, all gypsies are thieves, all blacks abuse government assistance programs. [Read More]
Commentary: Impact of World War I is still felt Commentary: Impact of World War I is still felt
43 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
The new year is beginning with the shadow of an old year flitting around the retina of our consciousness. That year is 1914, the year that Europe was convulsed in the world’s worst war — 9 million dead. [Read More]
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