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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

Blogs

Republican members of the House and Senate are getting an earful at home from constituents who oppose attacks on Medicare and Medicaid and favor tax hikes for the rich. One GOP senator says they should avoid the fury by staying in DC.

April 25, 2011

The Koch brothers sent out packets advising their employees for whom to vote, giving a sample of the damage that the Citizens United Supreme Court decision is already unleashing on our democracy.

April 25, 2011

Another week, another standoff over government spending. But hostage-taking Republicans aren‘t in as strong a position as they think they are.

April 25, 2011

In a violation of their First Amendment rights, students have been suspended for protesting their district’s budget cuts. New York unions plan a massive rally to oppose the financial industry's unscrupulous practices and Mayor Bloomberg’s slashing of social services.

April 25, 2011

A Democratic congressman tells the president to stop reading from GOP talking points and start borrowing a page from FDR.

April 25, 2011

In 2010, Boeing received a net tax refund of $137 million from state and local governments despite earning more than $4 billion in pretax profits. But instead of investing back into communities, the company uses its corporate welfare to crush unions.

April 24, 2011

Maine's Susan Collins is no liberal. But she is not about to back Ryan's plan to gut Medicare and Medicaid. Will other GOP senators be as honest in their assessment of a bad bill?

April 23, 2011

Eric on Smithsonian's Jazz anthology and Reed Richardson on the S&P's rating of the bond market.

April 22, 2011

A major new poll shows that Americans do not believe cutting the deficit will create jobs. So why have leaders of both parties become deficit hawks?

April 22, 2011

As the effects of budget cuts begin to sink in, hundreds turn out to protest their local leaders and the president himself.

April 22, 2011