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I've been following the debate around so-called " right-to-work " laws being pushed through traditionally strong-union states like Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan. It's been a pretty sad affair for ...
by poemworld
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Mar 27, 2015 at 05:59 PM PDT with 19 Recommends
This morning finds a hopeful (for me) pronouncement from Robert Borosage in the current issue of The Nation : The Populist Moment Has Finally Arrived Subtitle: Occupy Wall Street put inequality at ...
by Phoebe Loosinhouse
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Mar 25, 2015 at 04:41 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
A daily series, Connect! Unite! Act! seeks to create face-to-face networks in each congressional district. Groups ...
by Azazello
Comment Count 168 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 07:30 AM PDT with 43 Recommends
So I read several eye-popping climate diaries here today: V.L. Baker's Rate Of Climate Change To Soar By 2020s, With Arctic Warming 1°F Per Decade Joe Romm at Think Progress/climate is bringing ...
by cordgrass
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 06:07 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
Never ones to let a terror incident go to waste, the Republicans are using the recent attacks in Paris as an excuse to block changes in the "Patriot Act" meant to rein in the NSA's indiscriminate ...
by Dartagnan
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 10:05 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Some things resonate so strongly with me that the only way I can get it out of my system is to sit down and draw it out. Sometimes I'm channeling my joy... as with this cover I did for The Nation ...
by johnmav
Comment Count 126 comments on Sat Dec 20, 2014 at 11:33 AM PST with 367 Recommends
It's time we explain to Fox-Fans -- how Fox really works. Explain that they don't "report the News" -- they create it . Take this one insidious example, from a long line of Fox-Fearmonging ...
by jamess
Comment Count 12 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 11:40 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Yesterday, in the Philadelphia Inquirer , the front page revealed that officials at a recently defunct charter school, the Walter D. Palmer School, had invoked their Fifth Amendment right against ...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 13, 2014 at 10:58 AM PST with 5 Recommends
From the sinking heart of Florida to the cold climes of Wisconsin....I want to look away, move away... just look what our stoopidity got us, again. It is nothing short of disaster but should not be ...
by boty
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 07:52 AM PST with 0 Recommends
While Ebola dominates the news cycle, it's not all about new cases, quarantines, patients being cleared, or deliberate fear mongering. The course of medicine and the science supporting it ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Oct 24, 2014 at 08:42 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
Social media is a buzz. In one of this past week's online ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 197 comments on Wed Oct 22, 2014 at 06:25 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Recently, Noam Chomsky wrote a very interesting article in The Nation (can I just say, that is the most stereotypical progressive sentence ever written). In one fell swoop, he managed to piss off a ...
by pragmatic social dem
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 06:27 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Hat Tip to Atrios for pointing to this article in The Nation on Saturday: Could Phoenix Soon Become Uninhabitable? William deBuys looks at the combination of factors that may render Phoenix, AZ ...
by xaxnar
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 06:19 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Efforts to raise the minimum wage for workers in the US - The movement is gaining momentum as more states and communities pass laws increasing wages for the working poor.
by Mark Taylor Canfield
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 05:05 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
The rich can buy more of everything. More food. More cars. More houses. More vacations. More boats. But for a democracy to function properly, they should be forbidden from buying more votes.
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 05:38 AM PDT with 73 Recommends
In an interview with The Nation , Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) surprises some and pleases many. The majority of this country is madly in love and/or fascinated with Sanders. ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 906 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 12:23 PM PST with 439 Recommends
John Nichols reports today at nation.com that Bernie Sanders "is prepared to run for president of the United States." It is not an announcement of his candidacy, but rather an interview with the ...
by rk2
Comment Count 88 comments on Thu Mar 06, 2014 at 10:33 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Football has been my favorite sport for many years. Some of my fondest memories are of going with my Dad as an 8 year old to high school football games he officiated on weekends; and for close to a ...
by thirty three and a third
Comment Count 195 comments on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 10:38 PM PST with 178 Recommends
Reposted from my blog Recently, I saw Respect: A Musical Journey of Women where excerpts of 60 songs, from “ I Will Follow Him ” to " These Boots are Made for Walking " were sung by a cast of ...
by Independent Musings
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 01:36 PM PST with 1 Recommend
This will be a very short one but I wanted to say congrats to State Senator and gubernatorial candidate, Wendy Davis (D. TX): http://www.thenation.com/article/177654/progressive-honor-roll-2013?...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Dec 19, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 10 Recommends