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Entries by Peter Dreier from 07/2011

Want to Help Homeowners? Replace the Mansion Subsidy and Require Banks to Act Responsibly

| Posted 07.01.2011 | Business

Almost two-thirds of affluent Americans -- many living in mansions -- get housing aid from Washington. Whether they admit it or not, the wealthy live in subsidized housing. It's time to stop this and help working families achieve the American Dream.

Prospects for Progressive Politics: A July 4th Interview With Activist Jeff Blum

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

This year, Americans celebrated their independence at a time when almost 10 percent of the workforce is officially unemployed, millions more are underemployed, and millions of families are losing their homes. Under these circumstances, why isn't the left gaining momentum?

Baseball's Error: No Marvin Miller in the Hall of Fame

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Sports

Forget steroids. Forget Frank McCourt's mismanagement of the Dodgers. The biggest scandal in baseball at the moment is the Baseball Hall of Fame's failure -- for the fourth time -- to induct Marvin Miller, who freed players from indentured servitude.