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Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Lyme/Autism Group Blasts Genetically Modified Foods as Dangerous

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Smith

Stop eating dangerous genetically modified foods! That's the upshot of the Lyme Induced Autism (LIA) Foundation's position paper released today.

Progressive Canaries in a Political Mine

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

After more than 20 months of White House insistence that the only useful role for progressive canaries is to keep singing the president's tune, the electoral coal mine is filled with the political equivalent of carbon monoxide and methane.

A Public Response to Public Sector Woes

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Over the past thirty years, Republicans have led a relentless assault on government, arguing that we needed to "starve the beast." Now we're in exactly the position they wanted us to be in.

Term Limits for Labor Leaders?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

In the two weeks since Andy Stern announced his retirement after 14 years as the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), most o...

Why Taking on Blanche Lincoln Was the Right Call

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Let's not abandon our strategy just because we lost on the Halter drive. It will take several attempts before we will really start to send a message about what a new approach to politics means.

Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments: A Flexible Economy Needs a Nimble Labor Board

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Any effective jobs strategy in America requires an efficient and functioning NLRB. An ineffective NLRB is bad for American workers, and it is bad for American business, too.

Thumbs-Up to AFL-CIO for Backing Bill Halter for Arkansas Senate, Positive Proposals Coming Out of Orlando

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

By pointing to the failures in Sen. Lincoln's voting record, the labor movement shows voters just where we've been let down.

Let's Have a Real Conversation About Jobs

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

What's really at stake here is the survival of perhaps the most endangered species in America: Its dwindling, almost non-existent middle class.

Obama's State of the Union Speech Critical, Unlikely to be Realized Without Strong Progressive Movement With Labor at the Core

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

After more than two decades of rough-and-tumble politics in the labor movement and countless occasions on which I've listened to elected officials try...