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The Bloody Origin Of Labor Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people know Labor Day as an extra day off of work. Fewer know the holiday comes from a time when the government was offing workers....

General Motors: Another Slap on the Wrist for a Crime in the Suites

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We spend many more resources policing and prosecuting crime in the streets than crime in the suites, even though corporate crime is much more costly in terms of death, injury and disease.

As Goes Vermont, So Goes The Country?

Heather Gautney | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Heather Gautney

As the longest serving independent in congressional history, a Sanders run could serve as a litmus test for breaking open our two-party political system. More fundamentally, it could become a referendum on American capitalism itself.

Amend or Repeal the Espionage Act to Protect Journalists and Whistle-blowers

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Isn't it high time to amend or repeal the Espionage Act of 1917 so that it can't be used to charge whistle-blowers or journalists with "aiding the enemy"?

What I Would Have Said to Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.

Faith In Working People

Rev. Peter Laarman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Religion
Rev. Peter Laarman

Nothing is more American than the "chants democratic" expressed by grassroots labor organizing and union bargaining for a better future.

Helen Keller's Radical Vision

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

So long as I confine my activities to social service and the blind, they compliment me extravagantly, calling me 'arch priestess of the sightless,' 'w...

Why Has Milwaukee Forgotten Victor Berger?

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unless we know our history, we will have little understanding of how far we have come, how we got here, and how that progress was made thanks to the moral convictions and political skills of great Americans like Victor Berger.

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.

Remembering Howard Zinn

Alex Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Green

As I sit at the desk of my small independent bookstore a mile from where he lived, and think of Howard Zinn, I cannot cast my eyes in any direction without signs of his presence here.

You and I Hate My Name

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

At a time when financial bigwigs have made a mess of the U.S. economy, the deserved scorn heaped upon these greedy "masters of the universe" poses a problem for people with blue-blood monikers like mine.