Sasha Abramsky, who writes regularly for The Nation, is the author of several books, including Inside Obama’s Brain, Breadline USA and American Furies. His latest book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, was published by Nation Books in September.
As the lagging minimum wage is being turned into a moral issue instead
of an economic one, states are beginning to act where the federal
government has not.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson's cachet is growing in the wake of a stem-winding speech in which he called the President to account for lies and ineptitude in Irag, castigated a complaisant media and assailed the electorate for passively consuming government lies.
Labor activists in Idaho hope to repeal repressive "Right To Work" laws
and educate a new generation on the history of labor struggles.
Americans wondered how Army Specialist Charles Graner could torture
detainees in the gruesome Abu Ghraib scandal. In war, people do things
that would otherwise be unthinkable. But this former corrections
officer with a record of spousal abuse has always been at war.
PARDON ME, DO YOU SPEAK LIBERAL?
OH GEORGE, POOR GEORGE...
Your October 3 cover almost made me feel sorry for George W.
Bush. Now cut that out!
Unless the federal government does something now,
rising gas prices have the potential to break the blue-collar backbone
of many American towns.
Even in tiny outposts like Havre, Montana, a profound
cultural and psychological shift has occurred since the events of 9/11.
The West, the future and the political price of gun control.
The GOP message machine triumphs.