Opinion

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

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It’s complicated: President Obama and mass movement building

The building of a mass movement on the scale of the 1930s or 1960s is a complicated process, despite the many-sided problems today's movement has the potential to eclipse them.

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