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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

John Nichols joins The Progressive’s Matthew Rothschild on GRITtv to discuss the forces pushing for Wisconsin's union-busting legislation.

February 23, 2011

A prankster posing as David Koch catches Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker acknowledging Koch's “vested interest” in a budget bill.

February 23, 2011

According to John Nichols, the Republicans' efforts to curb workers' rights is about attacking the public sphere and public education.

February 22, 2011

On The Ed Show, John Nichols says that an ad campaign by the Club for Growth is fueling the assault on Wisconsin workers.

February 22, 2011

So far it's about freedom, but the region's vast wealth—its oil and state-owned enterprises—is at stake.

February 22, 2011

Amid continued Republican and financial sector challenges, Elizabeth Warren reminds us that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's greatest strength is its independence.

February 22, 2011

Sure, Wisconsin has financial troubles. Just about every state does. Instead of addressing them in the same way the state traditionally has, however, the governor is using what he calls a “crisis” as an excuse to bust unions.

February 22, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Awkward? Wisconsin's governor claims he's gotten 19,000 e-mails, many of them supportive of his plan to bust public unions. Then more than 80,000 Wisconsinites attend the largest rally yet to oppose it..

February 20, 2011

“When we fight, we win. We fight in Montgomery, we win. We fight in Selma, we win,” the veteran of the civil rights struggle tells union members and their supporters. “We march in Madison, Wisconsin, we win.”

February 19, 2011