Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs

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-+*Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: The only way workers will succeed in defending jobs with decent pay lies in workers standing together and embracing the principle that the labor movement was built on — solidarity.

Nice White Boys Next Door

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-+*Sikivu Hutchinson: When you’ve been suckled on Ozzie and Harriet, its “hard” to have your whiteness referenced as a source of violence; especially by people of color.

After All, Gays Saved Marriage

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-+*Tina Dupuy: How is it even that high? Who brought marriage back into the national dialog as something Americans should want to do? Who made something old, ugly and weird suddenly desirable? In one word: Gays.

Les GOP Misérables

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-+*Brent Budowksy: When Republicans try to destroy collective bargaining with the fanaticism of Javert trying to destroy Valjean, they create backlash and fear that escalates the organizing and activism of labor and its supporters.

The Oligarchs’ Coup in Michigan

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-+*Joseph Palermo: With the stroke of a pen Michigan Governor Rick Snyder reduced the earning potential of millions of people, lowered the quality of the state’s schools and government services, and set up the next fiscal crisis when, lo and behold, they discover that low-wage workers have little means to pay taxes adequate to meet the basic needs of the state.

A Policy Rx for the Homeless Crisis

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-+*Charley James: Not counting those still left homeless because of Sandy, there remain close to one million Americans who won’t sleep tonight under their own roof, and 10 to 12 million will be homeless at least one night this year.

Enslaved People Built That

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-+*Wilson Riles: Everywhere we scratch the historical surface it seems that government is there picking winners and losers and sanctioning horrendous oppression and injustice.

Rest in Power, Marvin Miller

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-+*Dave Zirin: Mr. Miller never played the game, but he may have had more influence on baseball than anyone else in this half of the century.