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Unions have improved their political game but are unhappy with the
results.

As one of the largest private employers in Africa, the Coca-Cola Company could
dramatically alter the course of HIV/AIDS.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

Democrats have rightly gone ballistic over the cynical White House
efforts to use Iraq to change the subject of the fall elections.

October surprises are built into our system, since elections come in
November. Cliffhanger movies in Hollywood's old days could not have
staged it better.

When George W. Bush isn't peddling war, he's been goading the Senate to
join the Republican House in passing pension reform.

Thanks to corporate scandals, conservatives are finally on the
defensive.

Blogs

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

Amid continued Republican and financial sector challenges, Elizabeth Warren reminds us that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's greatest strength is its independence.

February 22, 2011

Sure, Wisconsin has financial troubles. Just about every state does. Instead of addressing them in the same way the state traditionally has, however, the governor is using what he calls a “crisis” as an excuse to bust unions.

February 22, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Awkward? Wisconsin's governor claims he's gotten 19,000 e-mails, many of them supportive of his plan to bust public unions. Then more than 80,000 Wisconsinites attend the largest rally yet to oppose it..

February 20, 2011

“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