August

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A tip for Joe the machinist: Watch your back

A Labor Day reflection: Corporate America no longer even pays lip service to the importance of encouraging hard work and skill.

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Rick Perry and the push for American theocracy

Recently there has been an increasing push to further inject a right-wing version of Christianity into the governance of the nation.

Hoping for an audacious jobs proposal Mr. President

As we approach Labor Day, 2011, the three biggest concerns on the minds of the American people are jobs, jobs and jobs.

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Michigan Republicans cut welfare and twist Bible

Michigan's Republican dominated state Legislature passed a lifetime limit on welfare benefits expected to cast 11,000 families off the welfare rolls on Oct. 1 - including more than 29,700 children.

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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

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Labor board rule changes help defeat employer delay tactics

By now, there's been publicity - and lots of management propaganda - about proposals by the National Labor Relations Board to change some rules.

"Small government" ideas promote big business practices

In April 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates.

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Bosses, workers, Elmo: amazing films at Traverse City festival

Here's a wrap-up of highlights from the 7th Annual Traverse City Film Festival that were not mentioned in previous columns.

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The Republicans must be defeated

If the GOP regains all three branches of the government, the crisis of human suffering can and will become far more severe.

Rahm Emanuel’s first 100 days: new style, same substance

After 100 days on the job, new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is touting his administration's first accomplishments. The impression is one of boldly charting a new course of change.

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