March

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Celebrating my fellow women postal workers

In honor of Woman's History Month, I would like to share the history of the women I rub elbows with every day on the workroom floor; the female letter carriers of the United States Postal Service.

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Jobs report indicates "more work" needed

Last Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics issued its employment report for February. The 236,000 new jobs might have been "better than expected," but are still inadequate.

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Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.

Citizens United, Wisconsin style

With Citizens United and now "The Roggensack Rule," in the light of day judges can be wined and dined by the very party they will be ruling on.

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Hugo Chavez empowered and united

The untimely death of Chavez is evoking a heartfelt cry from millions of abused, marginalized, and exploited people across the globe.

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Margrit Pittman: 1919-2013

Margrit Pittman, a working class journalist and lifelong advocate of world peace, equality, and socialism died Feb. 4 in New York City. She was 93.

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The economy: Happy days are here again! For whom?

Last week the stock market made a great leap forward. And New York is facing a homeless crisis. Some recovery!

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Chavez’s legacy

He was repeatedly re-elected by wide margins, and will be mourned not only by Venezuelans but by many Latin Americans who appreciate what he did for the region.

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News clips from the world of the wealthy

The next time a rich corporate chieftain whines about higher taxes or says he's "just like you and me," take him to Disneyland. It may remind him how he's not.

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Cancel sequester now!

The term "sequester" hides from Americans the damage being wrought by a GOP-led Congress bent on slashing programs that help poor and working-class people.

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