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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

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

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Thousands of protesters in North Carolina and Pennsylvania descended upon their State Capitols to demand an end to education cuts, gas companies giveaways, and corporate loopholes.

May 4, 2011

In a key electoral test of Governor Scott Walker's agenda, a legislative seat previously held by a top Walker aide is filled with a Democrat. The win provides momentum for Democratic efforts to recall Republican state senators.

May 4, 2011

Now to the opposite of cuts. Over a year after the biggest oil spill in US history and even as criminal investigations continue, BP is still receiving millions of dollars in government contracts.

May 3, 2011

As Republicans pursue one of the most unpopular programs in recent memory, progressives have an opportunity to reset the terms of the debate.

May 3, 2011

Plus, thousands are expected to turn out in North Carolina and Pennsylvania today to protest state budget cuts.

May 3, 2011

Millions of people around the globe hit the streets to demand better working conditions and a path to citizenship and to decry the growing class divide.

May 2, 2011

More than 100 May Day protests are planned in the U.S. today. Meanwhile, massive international protests have resulted in police arresting labor and solidarity activists.

May 1, 2011

As the government robs people of their futures with budget cuts, US Uncut asks why huge corporations like Bank of America are permitted to steal from taxpayers.

April 30, 2011

This weekend, labor and immigrant rights’ advocates will join forces to combat the anti-union legislation sweeping the country.

April 29, 2011

Paul Ryan's GOP plan to address America's fiscal problems is being met with much skepticism and rancor at town hall meetings in Wisconsin.

April 28, 2011