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Musicians Union Pickets Marvel Over Runaway Avengers Score

Jonathan Handel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

Blasting Marvel Studios as "unfair" for scoring megahit The Avengers non-union in Europe, members and leaders of the American Federation of Musician...

Overturning Obamacare Would Make Roberts Court Most Activist, Partisan in Modern History

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Time was, not long ago, when the right wing railed against the overreach of unelected judges with lifetime appointments who tried to usurp the power of Congress and impose their own vision of society. That was before the Roberts Court.

Hot From the Horse's Mouth: Is This What We're Really Thinking About?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

De Niro responds to Newt Gingrich's Response to De Niro's Words. Ann Coulter Defends De Niro Remark. These are typical headlines, the breaking news...

Munoz Appointment to Head White House Domestic Policy Council Is an Inspired Choice

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Cecilia Munoz is the epitome of someone who enters public service to do something -- not just be something. Great choice, Mr. President.

Iowa Results Bad News for GOP

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The odds have just increased that the Republican nominating circus is about to become a vicious, no-holds-barred dog fight.

Why GOP Collapse on the Payroll Tax Could Be a Turning Point Moment

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The Republican leadership's collapse in the battle over extending the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits could be a turning point moment that shifts the political momentum just as we enter the pivotal 2012 election year.

New Ryan Proposal Still Aims to Eliminate Medicare, Replace With Voucher Plan

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The real goal of Paul Ryan's plan is the same goal of his original plan: to allow Wall Street and huge private insurance companies to get their hands on the Medicare Trust Fund.

The Iraq War Is Over... Lesson for Progressives: Yes We Can.

Robert Creamer | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The end of the Iraq War demonstrates that "Yes We Can!" is more than a campaign slogan. It reminds us once again that everyday people can successfully organize to change history.

AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal

Jonathan Handel | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA and the television networks reached agreement on a new three-year contract today, with the new pact featuring now-standard 2% annual wage in...

Health and Retirement Are the Hangup in AFTRA Netcode Negotiations (Exclusive)

Jonathan Handel | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

AFTRA's negotiations with the networks and television producers resume this week and the big issue, according to a source close to the process, is th...

Mayors Who Attempt to End Occupy Protests Are on the Wrong Side of History

Robert Creamer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The one thing we know from history is that once a movement that is rooted in a demand for justice has taken root, attempts to destroy it with brute force almost always make it stronger.

Our Dangerous Childhood

Patricia Aranka Smith | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty
Patricia Aranka Smith

Childhood in my day was brutal, I tell ya. From the beginning, we were abused with cloth diapers. Not one of us sprouted water or blood from being accidentally poked by safety pins.

A Great Day: Obama Ends the War in Iraq

Robert Creamer | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Obama began his campaign for president by forcefully, clearly promising to end that war. This afternoon he delivered on that promise.

#occupy: Just Get In the Way

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

To all you folks filling the nation's capital for the "Occupy DC" movement, here's the best political advice from a living civil rights legend: "Sometimes, you just have to get in the way."

Exclusive: WGA East and LA County AFL-CIO Endorse Occupy Wall Steet / Occupy LA

Jonathan Handel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Handel

In exclusive statements to the Hollywood Reporter, the Writers Guild of America, East and the LA County Federation of Labor have endorsed the Occupy p...

Hold the phones: Breaking News from the first-ever Twilio Conference

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.21.2011 | Technology
Julia Plevin

Telephones and technology have had a strange coexistence. Yes, smartphones are ubiquitous, but what about the actual telephone part of that phone? You...

Obama Takes the Offensive on Jobs

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

What was needed was a package of proposals that were bold, projected urgency, and will create jobs now. The president delivered.

Blame Democrats? Republicans? Or Saturn and Pluto?

Michael Lutin | Posted 10.29.2011 | Weird News
Michael Lutin

I want to pay attention. I want to keep up. I want to be able to contribute intelligent conversation at dinner. I want to participate in the proces...

Breaking News Boosts BreakingNews Feed | Alex Weprin on August 24, 2011 5:00 PM | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media

Breaking news out of Libya and an unexpected earthquake on the east coast proved to be a boon for the website and social media feeds...

Wisconsin Democrats Don't Take Back Senate -- But Do Take Considerable Political Ground

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Even though they fell short of achieving the end goal, progressives in Wisconsin did take considerable political ground in the ongoing war over the future direction of American politics -- and the fate of the middle class.

Talk About Chutzpa - Wall Street Lecturing America on "Fiscal Responsibility"?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The very idea that Wall Street -- and Standard and Poor's -- would have the chutzpa to lecture the rest of America about fiscal responsibility should infuriate each and every American.

Breaking: Guatemalan Court Revokes Passport, Asks for Return of Adopted Child "Karen Abigail"

Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism | Posted 10.05.2011 | World
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

A Guatemalan court has ordered La Procuraduría General de la Nación and the Ministry of External Relations to work with the U.S. Embassy to "locate and retrieve" a child adopted to Timothy and Jennifer Monahan of Missouri in 2007.

Reality is Calling... The Problem Isn't Deficits It's Jobs!

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

As markets tumble and job reports show no growth, it is crystal clear to anyone with even a passing acquaintance with economics that Republican budget cutters are completely, utterly wrong.

Where Do Progressives Go From Here?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

No doubt about it. There is widespread disappointment among progressives at the outcome of the debt ceiling deal. So where do we go from here?

Enough! Pass A Clean Debt Ceiling Increase

Robert Creamer | Posted 09.28.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

It's time for Congress to end the three-ring circus that the Republicans created by electing to hold the debt-ceiling hostage in order to promote their right wing ideological agenda.