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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

Though he did not get much credit for it, one of Harvey Pitt's last acts
as SEC chairman was to hand a tremendous victory over the mutual-fund
industry to the AFL-CIO.

In the shadow of wealth, New York's poor increase.

Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.

Blogs

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on US TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

January 6, 2011

Bill Daley's appointment for White House chief of staff is another indication of Wall Street's sway over the Obama Administration.

January 5, 2011

The Clinton years analogies have been coming fast and furious since the midterm elections and Obama's self-described “shellacking.”  But today's administration seems anything but worried about the comparisons—in fact, they seem to be doing their best to roll back the clock.

January 4, 2011

The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of a crop of problems that are likely to be coming your way.

January 3, 2011

First, Washington squandered tax dollars on unnecessary wars. Next, Washington bailed out the big banks. Now, the battlelines of 2011 are drawn. President Obama's "Deficit Commission," Republicans in Congress and even some Democrats say the country's broke and that we're going to have to put Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs at risk to balance the books. What the right response? "We Won't Pay for Their Crisis."

January 3, 2011

The "under-the-table settlement" draws condemnation in Nigeria, where a leading newspaper says: "Only a painstaking trial and possible conviction, if found guilty, would have forced Halliburton to change its corrupt ways..." But the payout in Nigeria does not mean the US Congress and other officials should neglect Cheney's misdeeds.

December 27, 2010

Did the press do a fair job covering Obama's tax deal compromise? What does the tax deal really mean for America?

December 20, 2010

With the deal now done, key Democrats warn about mounting deficits and threat to social programs, with Oregon's Peter DeFazio declaring: "This is a raw deal for seniors, taxpayers and working men and women."

December 17, 2010

There's a new blockbuster out just in time for the holidays: Harry Potter and the Bailed-Out Banks.

December 15, 2010

Without a president who will stand up for the ideals he ran on, even as he seeks resolution, the progressive worldview becomes muted, and the conservative worldview validated.

December 15, 2010