Opinion

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Is your town cutting libraries and closing pools?

DALLAS - In our town, small groups are forming to oppose local government cuts and layoffs - but the downside is, they are largely working against each other.

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GOP blocks bills, drawing Obama ire

The Senate today set the stage to finally provide much needed aid to states to avoid teacher and other public employee layoffs, but only two Republicans voted for the measure.

The barbarians are at the gates

For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.

Cheers and jeers, from pregnancy fraud to Social Security birthday

Cracking down on phony "pregnancy crisis centers," One Nation jobs march, happy birthday Social Security and more.

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World labor today

Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.

"Structural" unemployment and the jobs that aren't coming back

Is there any hope for the unemployed? Apparently not. Many, says Chrystia Freeland, global editor-in-chief of Reuters news, are people "on the wrong side of history."

Eight keys to address the deficit

Labor leader Richard Trumka provides eight critical points to address the deficit in testimony to the White House National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

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Twenty-four hours in jail: "If I ruled the world, I'd free all my sons"

After spending more than 24 hours in lock-up, I kept thinking of Nas' song: "If I ruled the world/Imagine that/I'd free all my sons."

Sanctions against China?

I fail to see how trade sanctions on Chinese manufacturing will do much to help U.S. workers and jobs - but the rise of labor in China could do just that.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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