The War on Women Is a Class War

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*+-Richard “RJ” Eskow: Roughly two-thirds of Americans who make $10,000 per year or less are women. The gender balance only reaches 50/50 status as it approaches the income levels we commonly think of as ‘middle class.’

Kudos to Jerry Brown

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*+-Joseph Palero: Working hand-in-hand with California’s teachers, nurses, students of all ages, and the state’s labor unions, Governor Brown rallied the troops, and in doing so helped save from fiscal ruin not only the state’s public schools but also the nation’s biggest and most important system of public higher education.

Obama Regains Momentum After Final Debate

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*+-Randy Shaw: Obama lost a lot of volunteer enthusiasm after October 3. While he regained some of it after the second debate, the real resurgence did not occur until Obama’s commanding performance this week.

The GOP and Our Damaged American Psyche

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*+-Charley James: A senior Romney staffer tells a journalist during the convention that the campaign won’t be distracted by fact checkers. Yet the candidate is still treated seriously by journalists who were told Planet Romney is a fact-free zone.

SB 1070 Decision: Spur for Comprehensive Reform

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*+-he political implications of the Supreme Court’s SB 1070 ruling are a wash as far as the November election is concerned.  On the one hand, the President can point to three out of the four provisions being blocked.  On the other hand, Romney and the GOP can point to the heart of SB 1070, the […]

Let’s Pick on the Unemployed Some MORE!

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*+-hanks to Republicans in Congress and their friends in state capitols, the chronically unemployed – five million who have been out if work for 26 weeks or more – are losing another strand in the already razor-thin lifeline that has kept them afloat. As The New York Times reported Tuesday when House and Senate Republicans agreed […]