A country's attitude toward its unions is a good measure of their attitude toward democracy - their real attitude toward true democracy.
"It's significantly less bad than the Republican budget - but it's not going to bring down unemployment in my hometown," one reporter commented at a White House press conference.
While far better than the GOP's right-wing wrecking ball budget, the president's budget unfortunately finds savings in cutting assistance to help poor and working people and keep them warm.
Republican claims that they have an overwhelming majority mandate do not square with the polls.
The struggle to protect Social Security from the Republicans and the Fiscal Reform Commission won a victory in President Obama's State of the Union address, and there's a lesson here.
Frederick Douglass was one of the great people’s leaders of the 19th century. And yet his towering intellect and multifaceted political experience have been insufficiently appreciated.
The differences between the ruling class and the working class are extreme. And The reality of the U.S. class system is alive in Kentucky.
We are now celebrating the anniversary of Ronald Reagan, who, if the corporate press is anything to go by, came down from heaven exactly 100 years ago to save us all.
These problem teachers - who openly flout the law - aren't discussed by Fox News or right-wing politicians.
In 1984 Ronald Reagan proclaimed it was "Morning in America." But many of us knew that in reality he was ramrodding wage-cut policies that busted unions, undermined New Deal programs, and deregulated the banks and corporations.