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While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

What a lousy Christmas present.

Dear Dr. Madlaw,
   As a newly elected member of Congress, I am appalled at the high cost
of living in Washington. What's a hard-working public servant to do?

Critics of America's plans to oust Saddam Hussein militarily have
mounted powerful arguments, but not one has articulated a coherent
nonmilitary strategy to bring about the demise of the monstr

The financial scandals continue to produce more outrageous revelations,
but lately they come with lurid personal details more appropriate to
bottom-dwelling tabloids than the Wall Street Jou

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Blogs

Now that Mitch Daniels is out of the running, the DC-based defenders of budget-busting corporate giveaways have found a new candidate for the GOP nomination: Paul Ryan.

May 24, 2011

Several thousand people turned out this weekend in Michigan as part of an effort to recall the state's controversial governor.

May 23, 2011

The AFL-CIO president, inspired by developments in Wisconsin and other states fighting battles over labor rights and cuts in public services, wants to change the way labor practices politics.

May 20, 2011

Protesters in California attempt to stop Wisconsin-style cuts that could result in hundreds of police officers and firefighters losing their jobs.

May 18, 2011

President Obama is once again calling for increased offshore oil drilling—despite the fact that key safety issues have yet to be addressed.

May 17, 2011

Newt Gingrich calls the House Budget Committee chair's  plan to gut Medicare  "right-wing social engineering." An attempt to relaunch the scheme falls flat amid loud protests. And Ryan's dream of being a senator is finished.

May 17, 2011

Jared Bernstein, once the sole progressive economist on President Obama's economic team, launches a blog to critique the country's "terribly narrow economic debate."

May 17, 2011

Governor Scott Walker still has not implemented his agenda and thousands of Wisconsinites filled the streets of Madison and other cities Saturday to say they are going to keep fighting -- not just to block Walker's assaults on labor and local democracy but to block his budget.

May 16, 2011

Conservatives have attacked unions as bad for African Americans, but the truth is that civil rights and the labor movement have gone hand-in-hand for decades.

May 13, 2011

Tens of thousands of protesters descended upon Wall Street to demand an end to Mayor Bloomberg's draconian budget cuts and his cozy relationship with billion-dollar corporations.

May 13, 2011