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Ludlow tent city

All the factors that defined the 1914 conflict at Ludlow are with us once again.

These days everyone wants to ‘create opportunity,’ but few want a class war.

Cesar Chavez

A new film about the labor leader reduces him to a caricature and ignores his true strengths as an organizer.

BP spill

Senior politicians in both parties have become so intoxicated by the idea of an American surge in energy production that they have lost their senses.

Drought

According to the IPCC’s latest report, global warming is already hurting people, especially the poor, and is bound to get worse in the years ahead. 

Supreme Court

The fate of public sector unionism lies with a single Supreme Court justice—and not the one you’d want.

Uniqlo

What happens when a computer sets your schedule?

Surveillance

Now that household items connect to the Internet, what people do with their private lives will be monitored ever more closely.

Ron Unz

The conservative businessman and activist talks to The Nation about his unlikely support for raising the minimum wage, his views on immigration and more. 

Most states shut down their debtors’ prisons more than 100 years ago; in 2005, Harpersville, Alabama, opened one back up.

Blogs

The Republican plan for greater austerity—large spending cuts on all levels of government—would only exacerbate the pain suffered by lower-income families.

September 13, 2011

The New York Attorney General is refusing an unfair settlement for homeowners and pushing for a full investigation of bank misconduct.

September 13, 2011

Both sides will spin to win House races in New York and Nevada, but the results will be telling.

September 13, 2011

A new report reveals that high school textbooks are getting a lot wrong about the labor movement.

September 12, 2011

Obama laid out a surprisingly ambitious jobs plan—though many economists agree it’s still probably not enough. What else could the government do?

September 9, 2011

It was nice to see President Obama in an assertive mood, but this might not mean much in the long run. 

September 8, 2011

The president needs to turn the heat up on Congress. Way up. And the way to do this is not by offering to compromise or by talking about working with “my friends on the other side of the aisle.” It’s by going to the American people.

September 8, 2011

Obama should stop borrowing lines from accountants and unapologetically say what Americans already know: we need job programs.

September 8, 2011

Before embarking on a GOP “cuts only” approach, the super committee members should look homeward to their own districts and states and see how their constituents are doing.

September 8, 2011

The candidate comes forward with a detailed economic plan that would hinder recovery and lower revenue. 

September 7, 2011