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Neal Sweeney
Bergen Kenny is a political strategist who works with Democratic candidates, labor unions and progressive organizations. Her first job in politics was as a field organizer in rural Iowa for Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign. Since then she's managed campaigns across the country, run press shops on both sides of Capitol Hill and worked as a private media consultant for dozens of candidates and causes. During her time in the Senate she was part of the team that handled health reform, student loan reform and a federal investigation into for-profit colleges. She lives in San Francisco.

Blog Entries by Neal Sweeney

The Fiscal Cliff Casualties You Won't See

(2) Comments | Posted December 22, 2012 | 7:09 PM

If Congress's intransigence sends us over the fiscal cliff next week, the short-term economic consequences will be devastating. But what will happen over the long term? Cuts and tax increases on the middle class will hurt - but perhaps the greatest casualties will be the discoveries that were never made...

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Minnesota Graduate Assistants Deserve a Voice at Work

(18) Comments | Posted January 18, 2012 | 12:04 PM

The University of Minnesota (UMN) administration has just been given a huge opportunity to respect democracy in the workplace.

Graduate student activists just announced that a majority of all 4,500 UMN Graduate Assistants have signed cards choosing Graduate Student Workers United/UAW (GSWU/UAW) as their Union....

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Super Committee Fail Jeopardizes Science Research

(1) Comments | Posted December 1, 2011 | 2:05 PM

Postdoctoral researchers at the University of California, myself included, understand the importance of federally funded research. Investment in science by the federal government, through agencies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) has enabled us to do amazing things, from dramatic improvements in...

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