September

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Faith leaders condemn far right Values summit

Catholic, Protestant and Jewish leaders, in a hastily called press conference, spoke out today against the Ryan budget.

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In Chicago, a movement is born to reclaim public education

Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.

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Pennsylvania high court to rule on massive vote suppression law

Estimates are that the law will disenfranchise one in 10 eligible voters - mostly people of color, students, seniors and low-income voters.

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Florida’s economy lags behind nation; low wages contribute

Florida workers were hit hard by the Great Recession and the economic recovery is coming to them more slowly than their counterparts in other states across the nation.

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As wolves lose protection, activists keep issue in their crosshairs

Concerned activists noted that the "delisting" of wolves leaves them vulnerable to the state government's hostile agenda, which involves drawing up plans for an autumn slaughter.

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Editor Tim Wheeler saluted by family, friends and fans

They came from Connecticut and Illinois - and just down the street: Family, neighbors and activists honored veteran political and labor journalist Tim Wheeler with a special tribute dinner.

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Chicago teachers strike for good schools

Declaring "enough is enough," 28,000 Chicago public school teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, social workers and counselors went on strike September 10. 

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MO AFL-CIO Convention: Focus on elections and ballot initiatives

"There couldn't be a clearer choice. The up-coming November elections are about two very different and distinct paths for our country."

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Top Romney pal compares immigrants to dogs

This weekend, Mitt Romney endorsed Republican Rep. Steve King for reelection Nov. 6, calling him a "partner in DC."  King has taken the most extreme right-wing positions on almost every issue.

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Should kids go to jail for skipping school?

"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."

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