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My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
A: George W. Bush has been arrested four times.
B: George W. Bush is the first President with an MBA.

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.

Blogs

“When we fight, we win. We fight in Montgomery, we win. We fight in Selma, we win,” the veteran of the civil rights struggle tells union members and their supporters. “We march in Madison, Wisconsin, we win.”

February 19, 2011

Wisconsin teachers, state, county and municipal employees, small business owners and students have employed the right to peaceably assembly and to petition for the redress of grievances. And this small-"d" democratic strategy is working. Legislators are slowing down the rush to enact anti-labor legislation. This is what democracy looks like. And this is what the founders meant when they wrote the First Amendment.

February 18, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011

“While students haven’t been the source of this protest, they have definitely been the soul of this protest.”

February 17, 2011

When there are 25 million people out of work, underemployed, seeking work, Katrina vanden Heuvel says, nobody should be talking about cutting vital services to the most vulnerable Americans.

February 17, 2011

LIVE reports from Wisconsin, where the governor is seeking to end collective bargaining, and tens of thousands of union members and their allies are rallying in opposition.

February 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of collective bargaining rights on Thursday. Teachers, students, state employees, firefighters and small business owners from every corner of the state have surrounded the Capitol for mass rallies in protest.

February 17, 2011

“This freeze would cut the deficit by more than $400 billion over the next decade, bringing this kind of spending -- domestic discretionary spending -- to its lowest share of our economy since Dwight Eisenhower was President. Let me repeat that...."

That was our president announcing his 2012 budget. And indeed let's repeat that — and note a few things he didn't say.

February 16, 2011

John Nichols joins Ed Schultz to talk about Wisconsin's assault on public workers.

February 16, 2011

At last week's 2011 Green Jobs Conference, members of the American Sustainable Business Council presented creative strategies for achieving a "triple bottom line" of social and environmental responsibility and economic success.

February 16, 2011