January

He got the ball rolling

Last night the president got the ball rolling, but he didn't roll it far enough or always in the right direction. So now it's our turn.

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Setting the record straight for Emmett Till

A review of "Simeon's Story, An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till" and an interview with the author, Simeon Wright.

James and Esther Jackson and the long civil rights revolution

A celebration this week recognized the contribution of the Jacksons and the Communist Party in the struggle for African American freedom, and welcomed the new book "Red Activists and Black Freedom."

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Health care: Keep the pressure on

Bravo to the health care activists who are cranking out the phone calls and participating in rallies across the country to say "finish reform right," despite stalled negotiations on Capitol Hill.

The freeze and the fire

Obama's budget freeze: hard to imagine a worse conclusion to draw from the Massachusetts election, or a more telling lesson for working people.

Democratize the Federal Reserve Bank

Ben Bernanke should be replaced, and the Federal Reserve needs fixing to serve working people's needs.

Is this a socialist moment?

Is this a socialist moment? I hear this question when I travel. So here is the answer I usually give when asked at public meetings.

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Re-envisioning public schooling

A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."

Controversy rises over plans for Haiti

With Haiti very far from seeing an end to its tribulation, there is both cooperation and conflict in the rescue effort.

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Musicians’ victory is good for all workers

CLEVELAND - Musicians at this city's famous orchestra are taking heat from phony populists, but their union's firmness sets an example that is good for the entire labor movement.

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