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Pennsylvania's mine rescue was inspiring, but the real story was
corporate greed.

On February 26 for the first time a judge will make substantive and
procedural rulings on a probable eight lawsuits that are at the cutting
edge of the movement to compensate African-Americans

In the 1960s it seemed as if the Third World was in flames, fueled by
anti-imperialist struggles from Cuba to Vietnam, Bolivia to Algeria.

Once again, changes at Random House have made headlines in papers
throughout the country.

My son collects my change--the random coins that come from little daily
transactions, the pennies, nickels and dimes that build up in my
pockets.

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.

Blogs

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison a group of corporate lobbyist will be working to turn the university into a quasi-private "public authority" institution. Other states that have gone down this road have seen tuition skyrocket. 

March 8, 2011

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators want to arrest and punish Democrats who disagree with them. Walker’s lieutenant says the state’s on the edge of a constitutional crisis. He should know; he’s creating it.

March 7, 2011

“This movement--we'll call it the ‘Madison Movement’ (after both the town where it was born and the president who wrote our Bill of Rights) is exploding across the Midwest,” says the fimmaker. "It will be unlike anything you've seen in recent US history.”

March 5, 2011

Will the labor dispute between NFL players and owners lead to a lockout?

March 4, 2011

John Nichols reports on the situation in Madison and the future of the 14 Senators who left the state to prevent Walker from forcing the bill through the legislature.

March 4, 2011

Alter-reviews of French movies and some new tunes, Reed explains the secret war on pensions, and the mail.

March 4, 2011

When President Obama framed an NFL lockout and the possible cancellation of the 2011 season as a quarrel between billionaires and millionaires, he missed the point.

March 4, 2011

There's been a joke going around the labor protests.   It goes something like this:

A union member, a CEO and a Tea Party member are sitting at a table with 12 cookies. The CEO grabs 11, turns to the Tea Partier and says “The Union's out to take your cookie!”

March 3, 2011

Massive protests in Wisconsin don't fit into the White House's lame plan to "win the future".

March 3, 2011

Desperate to Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip public-sector unions of collective-bargaining rights, Republican legislative leader starts talking of expelling Democrats who have prevented quorum needed to pass bill.

March 3, 2011