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Seattle changed many things, and one of them is American labor. Nothing lifts the spirit or one's vision like winning.

8,5000 Years of LEAD...
79 Years of LEADED Gasoline

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I first heard about Powers Hapgood while working at the United Mine Workers, an organization he had tried to change fifty years earlier.

Natural Capitalism is so informative and provocative--and so unfashionably optimistic about the future of the planet--that I wonder why everyone in public life is not reading it and arguin

CLARIFICATION: A sidebar to Debbie Nathan's February 21 "Sweating Out the Words," about The New Yorker's literary contest and the publishing and informatics industries (converting information to digital form), mentioned a company, netLibrary, and suggested that workers involved in hours' worth of work in its sites in China, India and the Philippines were "ruining their wrists and eyes in the process." netLibrary tells us that it requires letters of attestation and proof of working conditions from vendors it works with, requiring standards applicable in the United States. Neither Nathan nor The Nation visited netLibrary's vendor sites. Further, The Nation has no specific knowledge of poor conditions or injury to any of netLibrary's workers.

Only a few days before the announcement of the AOL-Time Warner merger, Time Warner chief executive Gerald Levin took part in a CNN discussion on the future of the media.

The giddy adoration of Alan Greenspan has come to resemble the stock market bubble itself and, when one phenomenon comes to its end, so will the other.

Isn't it curious how often the policy disaster that is posited as the thing that will never happen takes place within minutes?

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A little broken glass in the streets of Seattle has transformed the World Trade Organization into a popular icon for the unregulated globalization that tramples human values on every continent, a

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At last week's 2011 Green Jobs Conference, members of the American Sustainable Business Council presented creative strategies for achieving a "triple bottom line" of social and environmental responsibility and economic success.

February 16, 2011

Republican Governor Scott Walker wants to strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. Wisconsinites are fighting back.

February 15, 2011

A budget plan that cuts over 200 federal programs and expands military spending reveals the president's misplaced priorities.

February 15, 2011

It might be the greatest bait and switch ever pulled on the American voter. For two successive election cycles we've been promised jobs, a recovering economy, attention to the Constitution. After the last one, triumphant Republican after triumphant Republican declared November’s to be an election decided on jobs.

February 15, 2011

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining and slash wages and benefits for nearly all public employees could foreshadow a larger conservative strategy to take down unions.

February 15, 2011

Poll after poll shows that the public favors job creation over deficit reduction. So why are both parties AWOL on jobs?

February 15, 2011

A proposed bill to end collective bargaining for nearly all public employees has mobilized the state's students to protect teacher's unions.

February 15, 2011

 As the right works to portray Obama as a socialist, John Nichols explains how positive socialist ideals have been blacklisted from our political discourse.

February 15, 2011

Can a country continue to innovative if it’s not making the stuff it innovates?

February 14, 2011

Obama's budget rejects the steep cuts advocated by Republicans and his deficit commission. But the president is still playing on the GOP’s turf by emphasizing cuts instead of jobs.

February 14, 2011