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  • October 30, 2003

    Labor Warms to Dean

    Even as the labor leaders who support him are redoubling efforts to secure the Democratic presidential nod for Dick Gephardt, it is becoming increasingly clear that the former House minority le

    John Nichols

  • October 28, 2003

    Scapegoating Illegal Workers Won’t Seal the Borders

    As long as firms are willing to hire them, immigrants will come.

    Robert Scheer

  • October 23, 2003

    A Watershed Strike

    The retail food workers strike in California may be the first in a series of battles that could shape the future of labor-management relations throughout the US.

    Peter Dreier and Kelly Candaele

  • October 23, 2003

    Krugman’s World

    Enter the world of Paul Krugman, a world either dark (the eras of Bush I and Bush II) or bathed in light (when Bill was king).

    Alexander Cockburn

  • October 23, 2003

    Big Bucks in Iraq

    In early October, Iraq's US-appointed Governing Council awarded the country's first mobile phone licenses to three companies from the Middle East.

    Tim Shorrock

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  • October 16, 2003

    Identity Thieves

    The Federal Trade Commission has acknowledged that the epidemic of identity theft claimed almost 10 million victims last year.

    Jamie Court

  • October 9, 2003

    Let Freedom Roll

    Immigrants hit the road for civil rights.

    Julie Quiroz-Martínez

  • October 2, 2003

    Trading Barbs on Trade

    When Paul Wellstone opted out of the 2000 presidential race, he fretted that trade policy would not be debated in the Democratic primaries and that the party would run a November campaign that

    John Nichols

  • September 22, 2003

    Yale Workers Win

    Late last week, Yale clerical and maintenance workers who had been striking for three weeks won a contract that will transform the standard of living of clerical workers at the university, as wel

    Kim Phillips-Fein

  • September 18, 2003

    A New Start in CancĂșn

    The collapse of the WTO talks in Cancún is in fact a profoundly hopeful turn of events. The developing nations have found their voice--and power.

    The Editors

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