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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

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

Blogs

Solid progressive Senators like Russ Feingold, the sole Senate vote against the Patriot Act, are feeling the lash this election cycle because of misplaced anger from the Tea Partyers and Republicans decrying "big government" while enjoying cash from big business.

September 8, 2010

Unions are in trouble. But if only we'd listened to them more often in the past, America wouldn't be in the predicament it's in now.

September 1, 2010

A coalition of working families, politicians and unions are demanding that Big Banks increase permanent mortgage modifications to stop New York's full-blown foreclosure crisis.

August 30, 2010

Some musical selections, and on News Corp.'s donation to the Republicans.

August 19, 2010

An interview with AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker on Big Banks and a new approach to prevent home foreclosure.

August 19, 2010

The party with solutions to the country's economic woes will be the winners come November.

August 17, 2010

On the 75th anniversary of Social Security, those who would axe benefits are spreading myths designed to make you think there's a looming crisis.  It's simply just not true.

August 13, 2010

If we are to produce not only our best work, but also our best lives, we need to think hard about developing a different attitude toward time.

August 11, 2010

We need government which has the might and the revenues to run a state. Not rich guys with whims and PR dollars.

August 10, 2010

Geithner doesn't want his declaration of Mission Accomplished over the economy to go the way of that other one.

August 5, 2010