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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.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

Blogs

The GOP’s CEO candidate revealed his allegiances in the battle to disengage democracy with his declaration that “corporations are people, too, my friend."

August 20, 2011

Dismantling the right’s “class warfare” hysteria, Jon Stewart dares to speak the “p” word.

August 19, 2011

Following an SEC review of its downgrade decision, Standard & Poor’s is now facing a Department of Justice probe and lost business from several municipalities. 

August 19, 2011

On MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry praises a Detroit program that provides free and reduced-priced homes to police officers.

August 18, 2011

Vermont Senator: “Instead of balancing the budget on the backs of working families, the elderly, the children, the sick and the most vulnerable, it is time to ask the wealthiest people and most profitable corporations in this country to pay their fair share."

August 18, 2011

After a summer of outside money and fake candidates, Wisconsin’s historic recall elections are finally over.

August 17, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats have reelected their legislators, defeated two Republicans, won a majority of the votes cast statewide and created an opening where a bipartisan pro-labor majority in the state Senate can block extreme measures.

August 17, 2011

The congressional "supercommittee" should consider a grand bargain that takes courage: send people to work, invest in infrastructure, levy a speculation tax, and more.

August 16, 2011

The SEC is reportedly opening a review into Standard & Poor’s downgrade decision, and the Senate Banking Committee is undertaking a similar action.

August 16, 2011

John Nichols discusses the Wisconsin recall elections and why Democrats and President Obama have shied away from pro-labor positions.

August 12, 2011