Peter Dreier: Since the union drive began last May, the hospital has engaged is a nasty and expensive union-busting effort, paying a bevy of experienced and high-priced union-busting firms and consultants to harass and intimidate nurses and undermine their organizing efforts.
Peter Dreier: In his new autobiography, Frank reveals how he decided to come out of the closet as a gay man, the impact that decision had on his political career, and his subsequent efforts to advance LGBT rights along with other progressive causes
Peter Dreier: Contrary to what the students claim, the American flag does not signify conformity. The ways we express our patriotism are as diverse as our nation. How one expresses one’s patriotism depends on the core values one associates with the United States.
Peter Dreier: All American women who now have the right to vote owe a debt of gratitude to the women’s suffrage movement and to Alice Paul (1885-1977), who dedicated her life to the cause of women’s equality.
Peter Dreier: Most gun-related deaths are committed by people who purchase their weapons legally. Others purchase or steal them illegally, but their ability to get access to guns is due to our lax laws on gun ownership.
Peter Dreier: There is widespread anger around the country about the racial and class injustices. The struggle to reform our criminal justice system is just one aspect of this growing progressive movement.
Peter Dreier: The Black Friday rallies and demonstrations represent a dramatic escalation of the growing protest movement among employees of America’s largest private employer.
Peter Dreier: Gun control groups celebrated their success at getting Leno to cancel his gig, noting that it will reverberate beyond this one event.
Peter Dreier: The Supreme Court may soon be pushed, however reluctantly, to address the question of whether there’s a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. So far, it has punted on the issue.
Peter Dreier: Barbour’s an outright in-your-face racist who has made a series of offensive comments in interviews that provoked controversy and required Barbour to defend himself or apologize.
Peter Dreier: Liberals and progressives might want to send tens of thousands of veto pens to the White House to remind Obama that he’s still the president, even if a weakened one.
Peter Dreier: School board members and other community residents have witnessed Miramontes’ anger management problems and been subject to his abusive and threatening phone calls.
Peter Dreier: Despite outspending Kuehl with money from big corporations, big developers and his own deep pockets of inherited wealth, Shriver is realizing he can’t outsmart or out-campaign his opponent.