Opinion

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Hostess "betrayal": the case of the missing wages

The Wall Street Journal tells the story of how Hostess Brands, Inc., took its workers wages and used them to cover its own expenses.

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Ten best and worst of Obama’s first term

My summary of the best and worst of the last four years. Perhaps the bestest, not included, is the mass movement that elected the president.

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Fiscal cliff or soaring inequality: Which is scarier?

In the early aftermath of World War II, the Truman administration was hell bent on reversing U.S. foreign policy from wartime cooperation to unrestrained hostility.

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The passing of Russell Means was a loss for the world

Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.

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The 2012 elections: Seasoned with salt

Salt, in moderation, improves the flavor of most foods. So too with politics. The victory of President Obama was decisive, and satisfying , because of some salt.

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Job growth the key to avoiding fiscal disaster

The media is absorbed now with trying to decide how close President Obama and House Republicans are to a deal that would avoid the "fiscal cliff" at the end of the year.

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Dumping on low-wage workers is lousy direct action

At least as far as I could tell, though, there were no striking workers at this particular Walmart.

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Inequality, a growing national crisis

Democracy came out a winner in Michigan's elections when Republican Gov. Snyder's Emergency Manager law went down to defeat in a statewide referendum.

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George Edwards hailed at Steelworker memorial

The fourth floor meeting room of the United Steelworkers national headquarters rang out as nearly 200 gathered to pay tribute and celebrate the life of George Edwards.

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“Supernatural” Season 8 is spellbinding

In a time when television audiences are especially critical of anything that is a little less reality-based than the norm, fantasy is a genre that is sometimes incapable of pulling in large audiences.

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