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Madame Curie's denial of radiation dangers is emblematic of the legacy we now face as America's romance with the atom draws to a close.

The Supreme Court once championed antitrust laws as valued tools to limit corporate power and to promote the autonomy, diversity and economic rights of people and firms without power. Not anymore.

Chase should immediately open its archives to slavery researchers.

Right now, what hurts labor, day to day, is the wins and losses in the lower courts.


Marc Cooper's July 24/31 "Where's Hoffa Driving the Teamsters?"
provoked a storm of controversy from Honolulu to Brooklyn.

There was a time when the very word "Teamsters" evoked some pretty dark images: a bloated and notoriously corrupt union president, carried into the Teamsters convention on a gilded sedan chair by

On the final day of the Seattle demonstrations this past December, Peter Jennings of ABC's World News Tonight introduced the story with a sly aside: "The thousands of demonstrators will go

The New York of 1945 was the victorious city of the New Deal and World War II, one that can barely be glimpsed today beneath postmodern towers and billboards for dot-com enterprises.

The United States never held a large number of direct colonies, a fact that has prompted many political leaders to declare it the great exception to colonialism.

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Republican senators and the right-wing echo chamber did everything they could to prevent unionization of airport screeners. The union drive succeeded anyway.

June 23, 2011

Liza Featherstone explains how Wal-Mart systematically discriminates against women, resists unionization and underpays its workers.

June 21, 2011

The Court says that the nation's largest private employer can't be taken to task for discriminating against women because that discrimination appears to have taken place on a massive scale. Say what?

June 20, 2011

Gov. Walker's new budget grants him broad power to remake state health programs, a power grab that concerns individuals whose coverage might be altered or dropped under the new plan.

June 20, 2011

While his colleague Michele Bachmann mounts a vanity campaign for president, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison is mounting a serious campaign for American jobs.

June 18, 2011

Senate Budget Committee chair Kent Conrad had a good, old-fashioned prairie-populist idea for addressing deficits: Impose a surtax on millionaires. His colleagues should have embraced it.

June 18, 2011

With Washington fixated on Weiner's Roast, Gingrich's implosion, and questions over the debt limit, citizens must mobilize and call on Congress to address a reality lost in the hubbub: the worsening job market.

June 16, 2011

It's official—the high court of Wisconsin has re-instated Scott Walker's union-busting "Budget Repair Bill" as the law of the land. 

June 15, 2011

Demonstrators returned to Wisconsin's Capitol to protest the Republican-led “extraordinary session” used to pass Gov. Walker's controversial budget.

June 15, 2011

In a 4-3 party line decision, the state Supreme Court sided with Governor Walker, clearing the way for massive cuts to collective bargaining rights.

June 15, 2011