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Dave Jamieson

Ag-Friendly Dems Join GOP In Opposing Child Labor Rules | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have stepped up their efforts to block new rules from the Obama administration that would limit the work kids can do on farm...

'Beyond Molasses Creek' Is a Slow-moving But Fulfilling Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In Beyond Molasses Creek, Nicole Seitz deals with an interracial romance in the South of the '50s and '60s, as well as the current state of child labor in Nepal. How she merges these areas is a testament to her talent as a writer.

Dave Jamieson

Arizona GOP Leader: Let Kids Work For $4.65 An Hour | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in Arizona are pushing legislation that would lower the legal minimum wage for younger part-time workers and tipped...

Dave Jamieson

GOP Congressman, Senate Hopeful Vows To Kill Child Labor Regulations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a speech expounding on the rift between rural America and Washington D.C., Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) vowed Thursday to use his fun...

States Attempt to Instill 'Work Ethic' by Rolling Back Child Labor Protections

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

After decades of campaigns against youth exploitation, the right is rekindling vestiges of the sweatshop era with legislation aimed at rolling back child labor laws.

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

The World's Worst Child Labor Offenders

Posted 01.05.2012 | World

Where in the world are children forced to work in dangerous conditions, often toiling at the expense of receiving education and basic freedoms? The...

Donna Ballman: Why Repealing Child Labor Laws Is a Truly Stupid Idea

Red Room | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics
Red Room

Before you jump on the "repeal child labor laws" bandwagon, I urge you to inform yourself. Do we really want to go that far backward? It's time to look forward, to figure out how to get adults back to work.

Republicans Try to Convert America Into Pottersville

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are attempting to impose a selfish belief system on a selfless American people, people like the citizens of Bedford Falls who rush to the rescue of neighbors. It won't work, just like it didn't in It's a Wonderful Life.

Kardashians Brand Accused Of Child Labor Violations

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 12.22.2011 | Small Business

The temptations of taking manufacturing overseas can be hard to resist: lower production costs, quick turnover and even better quality. But the risks ...

Meet The People Who Make Your Underwear

The Gloss | Posted 12.16.2011 | Women

Which makes it feel less lacy and more awful, doesn't it? To be fair, we don't know exactly where you buy your underwear, but if it's Victoria's Se...

Food Industry Brings Bitter Harvest to Child Cocoa Laborers

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

The taste of hot cocoa or a chocolate bar is one of the classic pleasures of being a kid. But chocolate is a bitter harvest for countless children in West Africa, who spend their days towing around machetes, hacking the cocoa pods that will be made into sweets

Victoria's Real Secret: African Child Labor

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.16.2011 | Style

From Gap to Forever 21, our affordable apparel brands have a way of letting us down. The latest is Victoria's Secret, which has been exposed as us...

Chuck E. Cheese Fined For Multiple Child Labor Law Violations

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

Chuck E. Cheese, that famed birthday party venue "where a kid can be a kid," has allegedly been forcing some children to grow up a bit too fast. T...

To Gain Workers' Votes, Gingrich Slanders Poor

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

What America needs is someone who will challenge the entrenched interests and big money that now so distorts our politics. Gingrich offers a man who profits from those interests, while preying on, not praying for, the weak.

Dave Jamieson

GOP Candidate Runs On Pro-Child-Labor Platform | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tom Cotton, a GOP candidate for Congress, says he would like to see more children working long hours out in America's agricultural field...

Would You Trust Newt Gingrich With Your Children?

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Jesus said: "Let the little children come to me..." Gingrich seems to respond by saying: "And give them a mop to clean up after my mess."

Food of the Gods

Kwei Quartey | Posted 02.05.2012 | Impact
Kwei Quartey

Sub-Saharan Africa produces 70-74 percent of the world's cocoa beans. Should anything wipe out the cocoa crop from either of these producer nations, there is no other country that could quickly take up the slack.

Mali: Artisanal Mines Produce Gold With Child Labor

Human Rights Watch | Posted 02.05.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Hazardous Work, Mercury Poisoning, and Disease (Bamako)– At least 20,000 children work in Malian artisanal gold mines under extremely harsh and dan...

How Newt Gingrich Would Create Jobs

Carolita Johnson | Posted 02.04.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson


Gingrich Touts Controversial Janitor Proposal

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich defended on Thursday his controversial plan to have schoolchildren from poor neighborhoods serve as ja...

7 Other Union Jobs For Kids Under President Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.22.2011 | Comedy

Newt Gingrich made an astounding proposal last weekend in which he expressed the belief that America is ignoring an untapped labor resource: Children....

VIDEO: Newt Gingrich Ad on Stupid Child Labor Laws

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 01.21.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz


Newt Gingrich Makes Shocking Comment On Child Labor Laws

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called child labor laws "stupid" Friday in an appearance at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. ...

Eva Longoria On Producing New Documentary, ‘The Harvest/La Cosecha’

Posted 12.17.2011 | Latino Voices

More than 400,000 children in the United States are torn away from their schools and homes to work as migrant workers with their families. The docu...