There was one victory the neo-Confederate Republicans can claim that even the old Confederacy could not: the ability to shutdown the federal government, a symbol of their supreme distaste for both union and democracy.
In 2013, it's difficult to believe that in many parts of the country, it's legal to fire workers for their sexual orientation or gender identity. I
The ALEC forces are now subjecting Ohio counties with a strong organized labor base, to an onslaught of proposed changes in county government which, if passed, will abolish countywide election of county leaders.
Walmart and companies like it have few responsibilities to their employees to balance management's right to hire and fire at will, and what legal responsibilities they do bear have been eroded over the past decades.
Voting rights are a foundation for the realization of justice, equality, and freedom for everyone in our world and in our lives.
There is an emerging nationwide movement of low-wage fast-food workers who have begun to set the tone regarding the federal minimum wage, fast-food workers' rights and the future of service sector work generally.
Legal experts and human rights activists describe this week's two cases before the Supreme Court on same-sex marriageas as monumental.
By last count, approximately 12 million Americans were officially unemployed. Of those, 4.7 million have been jobless for 27 weeks or longer.
Under Obamacare the federal government pays 100% for expanded state Medicaid coverage for three years, followed by incremental state contributions of up to 10%.
What a beautiful image of the first family and the president guiding our nation to a better place.