Stock market gets giddy over Massachusetts

The stock market might not be a useful economic indicator, but at times it just might be an indicator of the class struggle.


Federal aid needed to save jobs and vital services

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- In Connecticut, jobless workers were unable to file for unemployment benefits because the phone lines were overwhelmed.


Retirees fight for young workers

One thing most of us in South Chicago SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) have in common is children and grandchildren


2010 elections key to building a green, demilitarized economy

In a Dec. 4 editorial entitled, "The Welfare State and Military Power," the Wall Street Journal actually said something I agree with: you can't have both guns and butter.

The big minus

Without a rapid draw-down in unemployment numbers, Obama will be unlikely to resurrect the coalition he needs to address other important questions.