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Freshly unearthed documents may force the AFL-CIO to face up to past betrayals.

How 'fighting terrorism' became a bludgeon in Bush's assault on labor.

Even before US troops arrived in Baghdad, looting broke out--in
Washington.

A lot of folks die.
At last the war ends.
The world is made safe
For Dick Cheney's friends.

On April 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz spelled it out:
There will be no role for the United Nations in setting up an interim
government in Iraq.

Union members are making links between customers' concerns and their
own.

Globalization: Use this word in a sentence, especially as the cause of
something bad, and you will get knowing nods all around.

Led by a former Boeing machinist, Las Vegas exotic dancers are talking union.

Opponents of the neoliberal model are demanding a new social contract.

One of the first casualties of war may be those happy-talk forecasts of
a robust recovery once the bombing starts in Iraq, but a far more
momentous economic question accompanies Bush's invasion

Blogs

Guest-host Both Sides Now, Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on former Bush/Cheney aide Mary Matalin about gun control and why she would take "porno economics" over the Republicans' stimulus efforts any day.

July 12, 2010

Who's the bad sport—Lebron James or Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, CEO of the subprime lender Quicken Loans?

July 9, 2010

So it's “the year of the women" in the media again. But again, it's only some.

July 8, 2010

Winter Bone—if you haven't seen this extraordinary, woman-directed film about a family in trouble in the Ozarks of Missouri, I recommend it. Grim it is. Irrelevant it is not.

July 8, 2010

While conservative media obsesses over the deficit and Republicans are knocking down job creation plans left and right, Obama will have to convince the American people that the deficit really isn't the priority here.

July 7, 2010

Speaking before the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago, The Nation's William Greider draws parallels between the political realities of today and the challenges labor activists, socialists  and civic reformers mounted against US capitalism at the turn of the 20th century.

July 6, 2010

Although pundits galore like to do it—a lot—it makes no sense to lump the sexes into undifferentiated groups.

July 1, 2010

Failure to extend unemployment benefits is a problem created by both the GOP and the democratic Congress, Laura Flanders and Tim Carney explain on The Ed Show, guest hosted by Christopher Hayes

July 1, 2010

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, the most ardent bank critic in the House, voted "no" on the legislation backed by the Obama administration and Congressional leaders. Why? Because she is serious about reform.

July 1, 2010

David Leonhardt, writing in the New York Times, quotes source after source saying, "The world’s rich countries are now conducting a dangerous experiment."

June 30, 2010