April

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Nationalize BP!

Those of us who live along the Gulf Coast have been shocked by the callous disregard for safety, worker's lives and destruction of our environment exhibited by BP in Texas and Louisiana.

Why the Democratic majority will grow in 2010

In talking about the current Democratic majority and its fate in the 2010 elections, news editors have been using words such as "slipping," "imperiled," and even "doomed" in their headlines.

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President Obama makes history - again!

In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

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Want to become a day laborer?

Day labor status is being forced on more and more full-time American workers, whether they want it or not, and a new book tells precisely what it's like.

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Answer to youth violence is jobs, not National Guard

I think it's absolutely ridiculous that two Illinois lawmakers are requesting to bring in the National Guard as a way to control youth violence.

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Arizona immigration law: A civil rights catastrophe

The signing last week by Arizona's Republican Governor, Jan Brewer of SB 1070 should be a signal for action by everybody who cares about human and workers' rights.

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An appeal from Arizona

Things are truly the worst here in Arizona. I was born and raised in this beautiful state. It's been a challenge but it's not been insane - til now.

Reform or revolution

Abraham Lincoln composed the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation for a cabinet meeting in July 1862.

Realizing the promise of ‘nuclear spring’

Speaking in Prague a year ago, President Obama proclaimed "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons."

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