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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

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.

Blogs

Agreement is approved by House and Senate, but Democratic opposition in the House is striking. In the Senate, Bernie Sanders votes no and says “this budget moves America in exactly the wrong direction.”

April 15, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews jazz, including Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton, the Jazz Foundation benefit, and Reed Richardson discusses the ethics of Obama's budget speech.

April 15, 2011

Governor Scott Walker appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and claimed that his assault on public employees and public-school teachers, public services and public education was a “progressive” policy. Wisconsinites don’t accept that definition, and never have.

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut issued a hoax press release stating that the ocmpany intended to donate its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury. GE was not amused.

April 14, 2011

The Walker Way: Collect campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Get elected. Carry out Koch Brothers agenda.
 

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut were the groups behind a prank that falsely stated GE announced plans to return $3.2 billion that it received as a tax refund to the federal government as a gift.

April 13, 2011

Paul Mason of the BBC called them “the graduates with no future.” They've been at the center of protest movements around the world, from Tunisia to Wisconsin.

April 13, 2011

Sort of FDR. Sort of Reagan. The president rejects privatization of Social Security. But he's for austerity and broad cuts. And he admits that what he proposes in his much anticipated budget address may not even be thr outline of what eventually happens.

April 13, 2011

Though short on specifics, President Obama's speech on the deficit today defended progressive governance and blasted the GOP's plan to gut the country's social safety net.

April 13, 2011

The Walker Way: Take a lot of campaign contributions from the Koch Brothers. Gt elected. Carry out the Koch Brothers agenda. Turn down $810 million in federal transportation funding. Then you give tax breaks to your campaign donors. Then claim there is a budget crisis that must be addressd immediately. Then you use it as an excuse to break unions, consolidate power and sell off public assets to your political pals. Then all hell breaks loose.

April 13, 2011