Another Missed TPP Deadline Calls Pact’s Agenda into Question
Lance Simmens: As negotiators for the TPP missed yet another deadline for completing the pact, labor, environmental, consumer and Congressional leaders held a media briefing that called the U.S. Trade Representative’s agenda for the pact into question.
Honor the River, Ban the Bag
Hector Huezo: Instead of dumping their trash in the Los Angeles River, Angelenos are running and cycling along its banks, and kayakers are riding its current.
How History Has Changed
Steve Hochstadt: Since 1970, much has changed. The unquestioned dominance of white men in America is long gone, in our national life as a whole and in the history profession in particular.
Claude Fischer: Maybe we care because able-bodied people who choose not to work and still take food stamps are ripping off the rest us. They are. Yet, what these relatively few Americans are costing us is surely a lot less than the cost to us of Americans who take benefits and do work.
Union-Made-in-America Holiday Gift and Stocking Stuffer Guide
Jackie Torturra: Going searching for that perfect holiday gift? Make sure it's union made in America. Check out this Made in America, union-made gift guide.
Madiba Is Dead: Condolences to Heroic Mother Winnie
Zili Danto: A missing part of the story is that apartheid/white minority rule and neocolonialism is a global system and did not end with the release of Nelson Mandela.
Geithner’s Magical Trip Through the Revolving Door
Jim Hightower: Yes, the guy who was responsible for rescuing and regulating Wall Street's too-big-to-fail, multibillion-dollar, financial casinos is now president of one.
Pope Francis, the Bouncer
Anthea Butler: Pope Francis is punching high and low at his internal and external detractors. Like a young Mohammed Ali, he is floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee when it comes to bringing the church back to its core message. And it is working.
The Souls of Black Boys
Sikivu Hutchinson: The visceral fear that adults have of so-called black male criminality is one of the primary reasons why black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Loafers and Food Stamps — Maybe we care because able-bodied people who choose not to work and take food stamps are ripping off the rest us.
Tim Geithner — Yes, the guy who was responsible for rescuing and regulating Wall Street’s financial casinos is now president of one.
African American College Statistics — Black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Rudy Acuña: The goal of the current privatization is total control of society by the superrich. The strategy is to transfer all public property into the hands of the one percent.