Arms, China and the Obama administration

The recent decision by the Obama Administration to sell $5.8 billion in arms to Taiwan is a bit of a head scratcher.


Let's get positive, and win

The American Jobs Act is the leading edge of the jobs struggle. It is the ground on which millions can be drawn into the fight to create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.


The Jewish New Year and political vampires

This may be a good time to think about repairing frayed relationships, taking a long view of our movement's needs and the struggle for peace and justice.


Obama makes historic achievement in diversifying federal courts

The Obama administration has confirmed twice as many minorities and women as federal judges than any other sitting president.


President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

President Obama's Jobs Plan - an economic analysis

The president introduced his job plan in a speech to Congress Sept. 8, and introduced the American Jobs Act a few days later.


Six crucial tasks for the left and progressive community

What will it take to save the core components of our social compact? The same thing that it took to win them. Here are six essential ingredients.

Time to act for jobs is now, no excuses

Obama's forceful speech and proposal for jobs before a joint session of Congress may well have been a turning point moment in his administration.


Obama in Detroit: A fighting Labor Day speech

President Obama is expected to outline a program for job creation through rebuilding the country's crumbling infrastructure.

Hoping for an audacious jobs proposal Mr. President

As we approach Labor Day, 2011, the three biggest concerns on the minds of the American people are jobs, jobs and jobs.

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