I think MSNBC's Chris Matthews was right in calling for the creation of a Civilian Conservation Corp to put thousands of young people to work cleaning up the Gulf.
Today's business reports will headline a 431,000 growth in employment during May - but there's one little problem: nearly all were temporary Census jobs.
On May 1st, the immigrant community from New York City to Los Angeles stood up to the racist law passed in Arizona known as SB 1070.
For communities that were already in economic freefall before this recession, it's a catastrophe.
Day labor status is being forced on more and more full-time American workers, whether they want it or not, and a new book tells precisely what it's like.
I think it's absolutely ridiculous that two Illinois lawmakers are requesting to bring in the National Guard as a way to control youth violence.
Youth joblessness is at its highest level since the Great Depression - in the post-industrial towns of the U.S. three generations have come of age without the experience of gainful employment.
We must find the mix of policies that accommodates rising incomes for both Chinese and American workers - a trade war with China is no answer.
A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis. That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.
What does the economic future hold? The commentators in business media are like fortune tellers, reading the future in a bunch of soggy tea leaves. Fewer jobs lost than expected in February? The economy must be on the mend. Rail traffic down 1.7% from a year ago? Trouble ahead.