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The “F” Word: On VDay Justice Looks Like Love

You often hear that progressive causes are trapped in competing "issue silos," so it’s worth celebrating when those silo walls crack and people come together, as they did February 14th for VDay, a ...

The “F” Word: AOL’s CEO Is Not The Only One Who Should Be Shamed

Not long ago it was the Great Recession, today it’s Obamacare that’s serving as a convenient scapegoat for employers seeking to tighten the screws on their workers. ...

Fairness at Patriot, Corporate Shenanigans at the Coal Mines

Remember the phrase “good union job”? In contrast to the contingent fragile world of retail, service and fast food, a good union job is the sort union coal miners have. ...

FEMA Denies Aid To Housing Co-Ops after Sandy

According to New York's Office of Housing Recovery Operations, some 120 co-op buildings, with 13,000 apartments, and 368 condominiums, with 7,000 units, sustained flooding and damage after Hurrican ...

The Whose Who and What's What of Our Tax Brackets

There was a time when the very wealthiest paid a substantial portion of their income in taxes, "Those were the years of the greatest middle class prosperity in America," says Author Sam Pizzigati. ...

Take the Oath: A Critic of Marriage Gets Teary

It’s inevitable. I’m thinking about marriage. ...

At Obama's Second Inauguration, How Emancipated Are We?

Inauguration Day approaches, and we're all familiar by now with the fact that 2013, which kicks off with the second inauguration of Barack ...

After Sandy, Learning From New Orleans: D6 and Beyond

Apparently seeking post-Sandy advice, New York Mayor Bloomberg’s deputies recently paid a visit to New Orleans. ...

Romney's Racism: In the Gutter with Gingrich

The sixteenth anniversary of TANF hit this week, and the Republican presidential candidate spent his time lying about the president’s position on it. ...

Full Employment Is Possible!

Prominent economists have been expounding for months on the dire consequences of this country’s unemployment crisis. ...
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