Members of Congress, congressional staff members, and other federal officials are increasingly using their tenures as paid public servants to qualify themselves to be lobbyists for corporations, including dirty energy firms.
The Dems will "give" in the spirit of cooperation they received. I'm not saying it's particularly wise -- just that it's a reasonable thing to expect. In fact, can anyone remember a time of greater short-sighted politicking than the one we're living through today?
Labor Day means many things to many people -- back to school, the end of summer, a needed respite from the daily grind. For working people and union members, Labor Day stands for something special and profound.
Let's not argue with Paul Ryan about whether "we built it" or the government built it. Let's remind ourselves that what makes America exceptional and Americans free is that when we talk about "we," it is John Dewey's "great community," the greatness of "we the people" to which we all belong.