James Raines, 40; member of CPUSA and fearless organizer

It was James's life experiences - the economic hardship and decline of the post-industrial era - that led him to socialism and compelled him to care for those around him.


Obama and the politics of outrage

Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.


Wealth concentration report blasts hole in right-wing policies

We are headed to a world where just one percent of the population own and control more than all the rest of us combined.


Taking on inequality

Finally, most people outside the one percent at the top are realizing that the vast gulf of inequality is very dangerous for our country and the world.


Fact-checking my inbox

I remember the words attributed to my favorite American humorist, Mark Twain: "Figures don't lie, but liars can sure figure."


Reformers, radicals, and challenging Wall Street

Gretchen Morgenson isn't a household name, and probably never will be. But on Wall Street, everybody knows her.


The war on rest

Workers are being made to work harder, longer - and there is no respite, not even sick leave. 


What is "inclusive prosperity?"

President's Obama's State of the Union address included a welcome centerpiece proposal taxing finance capital and the rich, and giving it to the middle class and poor.


A radical third party? I agree!

"We need a labor-led third party in this country" is a refrain I hear more and more. It's a sentiment I agree with wholeheartedly!


So long Donahoe: Are lifetime careers a thing of the past?

Yesterday was a milestone for me. Not a day of sadness as much as a day of reflection. January 12, 2015, was the fifth anniversary of my father's death.

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