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After Wisconsin: Race, the 2012 Race, and Beyond

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

A lot of blue state liberals may not have noticed, or just shrugged off, the news that white births made up less than half of U.S. births as of July 2011. But you can be sure that news will not go unremarked among those determined to replace "welfare queen" with "public sector queen" in the national pantheon of invidious stereotypes. The "take back our country" theme is just getting under way in American politics. That's why voter registration vs. voter suppression is the most important practical political issue on the table -- in 2012, and beyond.

Collective Bargaining Under Fire: When Bad Things Happen to Good People

Arva Rice | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Arva Rice

As politicians all over the nation cast their scrutiny upon public-sector unions, middle-class blacks and other minorities face the prospect of an attack on their collective bargaining rights.

Labor and Capital in the 21st Century: Legacy of the Haymarket Affair

Mark Cassello | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

May 1, 2011 marks the 125th anniversary of nationwide series of strikes that forced employers to begin to capitulate on the issue of the eight-hour wo...

Labor Movement Roars Again, But It's A Wounded Sound

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD and SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor is roaring again, like in the old days. But it's a wounded sound now. In the bitter aftermath of a showdown with Wisconsin's go...

Labor's Missed Opportunity

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Shaw

Labor's ongoing failure to achieve its national legislative goals speaks to an institutional dysfunction that transcends particular union leaders like Dick Trumka and Andy Stern.

America's Only Growth Industry Is Government

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

Government is America's only remaining growth industry -- the only sector of the economy that continues to expand even as the private economy contracts.