The power of city councils Chicago's city council recently passed a controversial ordinance requiring big-box retailers to pay its employees a living wage, showing that local government will take action when big government doesn't.9:06 a.m.
Nik Theodore: Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and an assistant professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Joe Moore: Alderman of the 49th Ward of the city of Chicago and chief sponser of Chicago's new living wage ordinance for big-box retailers.
War and politics Steven Smith offers political analysis of President Bush's statements on backing the humanitarian effort in Lebanon, the war in Iraq and the impact of the war on the campaigns of Republicans.10:06 a.m.
Steven Smith: Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government and Public Policy at Washington University in St. Louis.