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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

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

A new compromise between leading Republicans and President Obama to extend an expiring tax policy may end up benefiting some of its student opponents.

December 14, 2010

"Fortunately, the buck does not stop in the Senate," says United for a Fair Economy. "We are calling on the House to fight back and win a better deal for the sake of middle and working class Americans—those who will be saddled with massive new debt to pay for wasteful tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires."

December 14, 2010