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There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

How does a fiercely anticorporate musician feel about participating in a
corporate entertainment system?

As the general strike against President Hugo Chávez entered its
third week in early December, a major TV channel broadcast statements by
baseball hero Andres Galarraga and other celebrit

So onward into 2003 we go, amid INS roundups of Middle Easterners in
Southern California and the grand hunt for Saddam's "material breaches,"
which could be a song out of Gilbert and Sullivan.

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

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Two weeks into the drive to remove Scott Walker, more than half the required signatures have been gathered.

November 29, 2011

Labor and community activists need 540,000 signatures to recall Walker. After 2 weeks (and with 6 weeks to go) they're more than half way to their goal.

November 28, 2011

The LAPD arrived at Occupy LA early this morning, and though a handful of arrests were made, the camp remains open.

November 28, 2011

Oregon activisits are building a better place to move their money.

November 28, 2011

Yes! A new ad campaign rips Gingrich’s cruel proposal to fire janitors and replace them with child labor.

November 25, 2011

How bad will the supercommittee’s failure be for America?

November 23, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

 A sneaky resignation might shut down the National Labor Relations Board.

November 22, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

The supercommittee has failed, and a deep partisan divide over how the federal government should function persists.

November 21, 2011