February

Republicans should get their story straight

The right wing, in its assault on working people, is full of contradictory statements.

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Reflections on Friday's protest in Madison

The aches in my bones from yesterday's rally in Madison, Wisconsin, were welcomed aches.

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Black unemployment, working class unity

The 1930s slogan, "Black and white, unite and fight." is relevant today. General appeals for jobs and relief, for public works jobs and  full employment measures have to be combined with targeted job creation in  communities where the hardship is the most severe.

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16,000 marched on Wisconsin's capital fighting for democracy

A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.

Reagan celebration: No mugs on Mount Rushmore, please

We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.