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There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

As the general strike against President Hugo Chávez entered its
third week in early December, a major TV channel broadcast statements by
baseball hero Andres Galarraga and other celebrit

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

It's still the economy, stupid. The President gets it.

The same week that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his
plans to close eight city firehouses, Mike Wallace, John Jay College
professor and bard of New York, held a conference on "Ne

Dolores Huerta flouts the smug conventional wisdom that the 1960s are
behind us. She won't settle down and become an anachronism.

On election morning, I opened the front section of the New York
Times
and immediately got a bad feeling. Positioned prominently on
page A3 was an eye-catching and ominous ad.

The late John Rawls was, by all accounts, a remarkably modest and
generous person, much beloved by his friends and students, and
profoundly uninterested in the kinds of fame and celebrity perks

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Teachers in California have planned a Wisconsin-style sit-in at their state's Capitol to oppose education cuts.

May 6, 2011

Finally, Republicans in Congress have announced a jobs plan. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to actually create any jobs.

May 5, 2011

The Obama administration considers cutting the corporate tax rate during a time when Americans are being asked to sacrifice their social safety net.

May 5, 2011

Thousands of protesters in North Carolina and Pennsylvania descended upon their State Capitols to demand an end to education cuts, gas companies giveaways, and corporate loopholes.

May 4, 2011

In a key electoral test of Governor Scott Walker's agenda, a legislative seat previously held by a top Walker aide is filled with a Democrat. The win provides momentum for Democratic efforts to recall Republican state senators.

May 4, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

Plus, thousands are expected to turn out in North Carolina and Pennsylvania today to protest state budget cuts.

May 3, 2011

Millions of people around the globe hit the streets to demand better working conditions and a path to citizenship and to decry the growing class divide.

May 2, 2011

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011