June

Unwinding the BP spin

British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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Helen Thomas was wrong, but Fox and co. are dead wrong

The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a  sad ending to her legendary career.

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The TARP and the deficit hawks

WASHINGTON (PAI)--When politicians demand the public do something because of the dictates of financial markets, it is best to hold on to your wallet.

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DOL official: Economy ‘not normal,’ recovery way too long

WASHINGTON (PAI) -- The current economy is "not normal," unemployment affects different groups of people than it did before, and the recovery - in terms of the joblessness numbers - will take longer than it did in prior slumps, the Labor Department's top economist says.

An idea whose time has come

A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.

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The Gulf clean up and jobs

I think MSNBC's Chris Matthews was right in calling for the creation of a Civilian Conservation Corp to put thousands of young people to work  cleaning up the Gulf.

As November nears, Texas GOP gets weirder

The great State of Texas has always been an asylum for colorful characters, but something is burnishing those colors to high gloss of late.

Union baiting equals hating

A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar

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Mob protest at Ground Zero takes aim at Bill of Rights

NEW YORK - An angry mob showed up in lower Manhattan to protest the opening of an "extremist Islamic center that aims to mock the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, and create an army of jihadists who'll wage a battle that will eventually, if successful, destroy the America."

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