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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

U.S. use of sanctions could spur dollar's decline

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

Catholic bishops back unions in Labor Day message

The message draws both on Catholic social thought, which has endorsed unions for 125 years, and the more-recent strongly pro-worker statements of new Pope Francis I.

The Democracy Initiative: A national campaign caught fire

The CWA created the Democracy Initiative after seeing how a combination of political factors combined to thwart pro-democracy/pro-worker legislation and initiatives.

U.S. schools more segregated than in 1954

The new segregation, by class and income, harms students just as the old state-legalized segregation in the Solid South did.

Outrage over plea bargain in burning death of lab worker

A plea-bargained small settlement in the case of a CWA worker who burned to death in an unsafe college chemical laboratory has outraged both her family and her union.