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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency from the Justice Department in Washington on Jan. 17, 2014.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the National Security Agency from the Justice Department in Washington on Jan. 17, 2014.
(KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)

Expect Obama’s answer to inequality to be raising the minimum wage

Look for economic inequality to be a major theme in President Obama’s State of the Union address next Tuesday. Debated in boardrooms, church basements, and around cabinet tables, the ‘tale of two cities’ helped elect New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, a progressive.

Economic inequality promises to be a rallying cry for Democrats in this November’s midterm elections. Its populist resonance transcends borders.