(3 comments) Saturday, November 13, 2010 Beating up Nancy Pelosi
Apparently feisty and fighting women enrage the GOP and their corporate sponsors. That's one conclusion to be drawn by reports that more money was spent, and more commercials aired, attacking the first woman Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, than any other congressional leader - ever.
(2 comments) Friday, September 3, 2010 Glenn Beck rally: sound and fury, signifying ... ?
The much vaunted "Restoring Honor" rally, hosted by Fox News' Glenn Beck, promoted 24/7 on that station and others, and bankrolled by far-right billionaires, drew an estimated 87,000 people, according to CBS News.
(2 comments) Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Big Coal backing Rand Paul, GOP
In Kentucky, coal is king. And now, it seems, coal operators are trying to crown their princes in this year's mid-term elections.
(1 comments) Tuesday, August 10, 2010 UAW workers cheer president but job woes persist
Autoworkers were thrilled to have the president at the Ford factory in Chicago. But it was tempered by the continuing high unemployment figures, and worries that people won't be able to buy the new cars produced.
(4 comments) Saturday, June 12, 2010 Obama and secret wars
News flash. The United States engages in secret war.
(2 comments) Thursday, April 29, 2010 90,000 protest U.S. base in Okinawa
More than 90,000 people took to the streets in Okinawa, Japan, on April 25 to demand that a controversial U.S. military base be closed.
(16 comments) Thursday, April 22, 2010 Chomsky, fascism and the working class
Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.
Chomsky, 81, said he recalls the rise of Hitler in Germany, and recent political developments like the tea party movement bring him back to that frightening time.
(1 comments) Saturday, April 17, 2010 Truckers Find their Voice on Twitter
Hundreds of over-the-road truck drivers every day use the social networking site Twitter during their long down times.
Saturday, April 3, 2010 GOP denies jobless benefits to thousands
When Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma left for his "Spring Break" on March 29, he also left some 200,000 jobless Americans without badly needed money to provide for their families.
(1 comments) Friday, January 22, 2010 Mass. confusion
Whether or not Martha Coakley wins the Senate seat today in Massachusetts, the battle for the interpretation of what it all means is already underway.
(4 comments) Thursday, October 1, 2009 Michael Moore's 'Capitalism' is gift to working America
PITTSBURGH -- On the year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, filmmaker and slacker hero Michael Moore gave a gift to working America: an explanation of what happened.
In short, capitalism happened.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 Pakistan at a crossroads?
Pakistan stands at a crossroads, where past meets present and national identity meets regional influences. However, it does not seem to be at a crossroads, as some have described, between a nuclear-armed democratic state vs. a nuclear-armed failed state.
Friday, February 1, 2008 Will the progressive movement respond?
Barack Obama's run for the White House has captured the imagination of a wide swath of Americans. The question is, will progressives respond?
Friday, January 25, 2008 To Fix Economy, Put Working Class First
What kind of stimulus package is needed that would help working families? One that creates good jobs and ensures workers and their neighbors can pay their house or car note, buy groceries, fill up their gas tanks or make college tuition payments?
(1 comments) Sunday, January 20, 2008 A quick look at the Nevada caucus results
Hillary Clinton won the Nevada caucuses today by about a 5 percent margin over Barack Obama. (Almost 51 percent went for Clinton and just over 45 percent for Obama with 90 percent of the precincts reporting). John Edwards came in a distant third with less than 4 percent of the vote.
Friday, December 28, 2007 Goodbye 2007...hello 2008
Like a roller coaster ride, 2007 has had high climbs, stomach-churning drops, painful hairpin turns and finally - at the end of it all - satisfaction and relief as we say, "Let's do it again."