August

New York elections not just about Cuomo

Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.

The U.S. & Yemen: A “lethal blend”

How involved is the U.S. military in Yemen, and is the Obama administration laying the groundwork for a new foreign adventure?

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“Takers” and “Get Low” - what’s the right age?

Age-marketing could make you miss some pretty good movies, and here are two.

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Glenn Beck rally: sound and fury, signifying ...

The much vaunted "Restoring Honor" rally, hosted by Fox News' Glenn Beck, promoted 24/7 on that station and others, and bankrolled by far-right billionaires, drew an estimated 87,000 people, according to CBS News.

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Jeers to fat assets, cheers for action on jobs

Fortune 500 companies are sitting on $1.18 trillion while Alan Simpson calls seniors "greedy geezers" - but cheers to the folks and organizations who are doing something about it.

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Organized crime: Part of the system in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY -- Tens of thousands of Guatemalans are going hungry and hundreds of thousands of children suffer from malnutrition and even die of hunger, thanks to a system that keeps them submerged in extreme poverty.

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The U.S. and Iraq: what now?

Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?

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Graduation day

Melvin Pelvin showed society that a young black man with plenty of swag can do whatever he puts his mind to!

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Germans take note of wealth gap in America

The days when Europeans believed that in America the streets are paved with gold are long over.

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Factory farms produce more than eggs

In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.

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