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I'm a progressive Democrat here in Southeast Michigan. However, I've never been particularly pro-union. That doesn't mean I'm *anti* union, just that I'm fairly neutral on the issue. Now, normally ...
by Brainwrap
Comment Count 749 comments on Wed Feb 18, 2009 at 12:18 PM PST with 1306 Recommends
(Republished and updated: November 2012) A look at our empire in decline through the eyes of the European media... SPIEGEL: Notes on the Decline of a Great Nation: The United States is frittering ...
by Democrats Ramshield
Comment Count 317 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM PST with 340 Recommends
A common myth: the auto industry is dying. The reality: no, it's increasing employment but largely in NON-UNION assembly plants in the South owned by foreign companies like Mercedes and Nissan, and ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 144 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM PST with 308 Recommends
When we send our young men and women into harm’s way, we have a solemn obligation not to fudge the numbers or shade the truth about why they’re going, to care for their ...
by karateexplosions
Comment Count 97 comments on Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 06:15 AM PDT with 292 Recommends
My late Father and Aunt left the south in the early 1960's along with many other former Southerners from the great state of Arkansas. My Daddy, who graduated Valedictorian in his high school class ...
by kayla9170
Comment Count 245 comments on Wed May 27, 2009 at 02:24 PM PDT with 291 Recommends
I posted this yesterday and it kind of scrolled off quick, so I've decided to repost (thats not against the rules is it, after 24 hours?) Anyways, I ran across this meme on the inetertubes ...
by LieparDestin
Comment Count 168 comments on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 03:11 AM PDT with 283 Recommends
Today in the Baltimore Sun, a reader sent in the following "observations": Your article "Panel to propose raising the bar for state pensions" points out the ridiculous benefits public ...
by captainlaser
Comment Count 323 comments on Sat Dec 25, 2010 at 10:44 AM PST with 272 Recommends
I don't mean to brag, but I became something of a volunteer political consultant during the 2008 elections, firing off emails and yelling advice at my television screen when Democratic candidates ...
by Muskegon Critic
Comment Count 177 comments on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 04:49 PM PDT with 270 Recommends
Elizabeth Warren showed again yesterday how she has become our country’s leading fighter for the middle class and those in poverty. In a passionate speech about Social Security, she tore apart the ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 162 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 09:45 AM PST with 252 Recommends
No, not that one. Not that one either. Ok, here is it and maybe I'm naive but it's a new one to me. We all know how lots of employers trump up some charge to fire an employee to avoid paying ...
by shades at midnite
Comment Count 354 comments on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 06:48 AM PST with 246 Recommends
The White House has announced that, as expected, President Obama will offer gay federal employees domestic partner benefits.
by I T
Comment Count 502 comments on Tue Jun 16, 2009 at 07:02 PM PDT with 228 Recommends
Worker misclassification is not a small or regional problem. It is a national epidemic wherein ...
by WePartyPatriots
Comment Count 78 comments on Tue Jan 03, 2012 at 09:41 AM PST with 182 Recommends
I am originally from Texas. Austin to be exact which is why I fit in to my new home, Madison, Wisconsin, so well, I think. Many generations back, my family has been born and raised in Texas. I began ...
by Wendi Kent
Comment Count 103 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 09:31 PM PST with 178 Recommends
Chanute, KS isn't one of the first names you'd think of as an area of the state with a progressive, populist attitude. Ensconced in small Neosho County, Kansas, Chanute is more famous for the ...
by Chris Reeves
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Apr 27, 2015 at 10:38 AM PDT with 175 Recommends
In 1986 I was just about broke, about to be homeless and had just been kicked out of a Junior College for bad grades (apparently 0.0 is a bad GPA - who knew?). In desperation I did what many before ...
by ksuwildkat
Comment Count 68 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 05:33 PM PDT with 156 Recommends
Cross-posted at Immizen.com . Romney’s most recent statement that Obama won by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters reminds us all of his now infamous 47% comments. ...
by healthy
Comment Count 87 comments on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 05:01 PM PST with 150 Recommends
After nearly a year without work, Gary LaPlante was happy to take a three-week construction job. What he didn’t know was that the job would cost him more than two-thirds of his ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 94 comments on Wed Feb 17, 2010 at 03:53 AM PST with 132 Recommends
So reads the title of this NY Times ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 221 comments on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 03:43 AM PDT with 124 Recommends
Happy LGBT Pride Month, from Barack Obama. One year after he declared the first LGBT Pride Month, President ...
by Chrislove
Comment Count 202 comments on Thu Jun 03, 2010 at 06:43 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
Finally, someone realized that Scott Walker's "budget repair bill" incorporates a huge error (aside from the entire union-busting, middle class destroying aspect) in the heart of it. Walker's bill ...
by FlotsamInaWebSea
Comment Count 82 comments on Sun Feb 27, 2011 at 07:02 AM PST with 109 Recommends