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Working Class Obama

The F Word: Cutting the Net When We Need It Most

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

At the very time when the social safety net is most needed, investors the world over are calling it a drag on the world economy. Here in the U.S., w...

Philadelphia Dems and Union Leaders Won't Let Up In Getting Out The Vote

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Denise Dennis

PHILADELPHIA -- Brandon Lucas, 54, of Philadelphia has been a member of the Iron Workers Union for twenty years. His father, a Democratic committee ma...

In Working-Class Pennsylvania, Union Reps and Football Stars Make Strong Case for Obama -- and Against McCain

Carl Davidson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carl Davidson

Organized labor has set its sights on winning Western Pennsylvania for Barack Obama. AFL-CIO chief John Sweeny came to the IBEW Local 712 Hall in Va...

White Lessons

Leonce Gaiter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leonce Gaiter

Maureen Dowd wonders why Obama seems less comfortable than Hillary, despite his hardscrabble background, mixing with the white working class. Dowd is clueless. It's because he's black.