June

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BP and disaster capitalism

A Gulf Coast disaster has again shocked an entire nation. The callous corporate disregard for safety, workers' lives and environmental devastation is infuriating and mind-boggling.

What the economic conversation needs to be about

The focus on "fiscal responsibility" conceals the real causes of the crisis, and if we don't address those we don't have a snowball's chance in hell of lifting workers out of the quicksand.

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Behind the employment headlines

Today's business reports will headline a 431,000 growth in employment during May - but there's one little problem: nearly all were temporary Census jobs.

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NYC: No need for budget cuts; tax the rich

Reading the news, one could be forgiven for believing the false notion that there is too little money in the state of New York.

The otherworldly attack on public education

The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.

Getting to national health care

The Affordable Care Act was an important first step, but a first step to where - and when we finally get "there," what is "there" going to look like?

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End Gaza blockade

The outrageous attack on the Freedom Flotilla  has brought forward both opportunity and  necessity for stronger action by the United States to push Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, stop settlement construction, and engage in serious talk.

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