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Pam Spritzer

Entries by Pam Spritzer

Occupy Wall Street: Bending the Arc

(4) Comments | Posted October 21, 2011 | 3:02 PM


After ignoring Occupy Wall Street in its early days, last week the New York Times saw fit to print a front-page story identifying anger as the defining feature of the protests. My experiences at Zuccotti Park suggest otherwise. Yes, there is anger at injustice,...

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Wanted: Americans to Rebuild the Dream

(7) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 5:11 PM

Another Labor Day has passed, but the jobs crisis is far from over. What can we do to salvage the American Dream for the millions of hardworking people for whom life has become a nightmare of struggle and insecurity?

Here's what we cannot do: count on Obama's highly...

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A Job for Everyone: Democracy in America

(6) Comments | Posted June 6, 2011 | 11:30 AM

Fourteen million Americans were unemployed in May, many since last year. Millions more work full-time yet live in poverty, often juggling multiple jobs to make ends meet. All the while, corporations rake in record profits with minimal rehiring, and government is focused more on deficit reduction than job...

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Osama Bin Laden: May He Rest in Peace

(36) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 10:17 AM

Soon, nearly everyone will have weighed in on Osama bin Laden's death, what it means for the War on Terror, whether we are safer as a result, or should steel ourselves for retaliation. We will revisit the folly of our invasion of Iraq, as well as the purpose of our...

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