300-plus Economists Connect Health Reform to Growth

We, the undersigned economists, business leaders, and health care experts, urge the new President and Congress to reform America's health care system—to move boldly to cover all Americans with health insurance, to bring down health care costs and create improved quality and value within the health care system.

Podcast #102: Building Bridges with Cuba

On this episode, we talk with Elena Mora and John Bachtell, both members of the National Board of the Communist Party and who traveled this month to Cuba for meetings with the Communist Party there and with leaders of various Cuban social and cultural institutions.

What is the Digital Divide?

We are in a period defined by exponentially expanding technological development and the primacy of information. Email, the World Wide Web, digital cable, GPS, and satellites are all part of the global explosion in new information technology that is changing all of our lives forever.


New Jobless Stats: Still 'Less Terrible'? Not for Some

Evidence mounts that while the Obama administration's economic stimulus package may have help to slow the pace of jobs loss, its goal of saving or creating three and a half million jobs is not in sight. The severity of the new jobless number was not lost on the White House.

Poem: Let the Rail Splitter Awake

Written on the threshold of the Cold War, as hostilities between the US and the USSR emerged, two countries who had once been strong allies in the war against fascism, the preceding section of this poem by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda spoke of the danger of a third World War and the threat of nuclear annihilation.

Neighborhood Solar Power

Collective bargaining is a good strategy when looking to get the best price on a given product or service. Solar power is no exception, and dozens of neighborhood-wide installations in the U.S. and Canada have created a new model whereby going solar can actually start to pencil out for individual homeowners.

Labor Union Celebrates Gay Pride and History Month

In June of 2000, Bill Clinton deemed the month of June “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month.” The month was chosen to remember the Stonewall riots in 1969 in Manhattan.


Poster: I Stand with Sotomayor

Ever since President Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the right wing has attacked her with racist and sexist remarks, part of a coordinated strategy to tarnish her credibility. And now they've continued their assault by publishing problematic and disrespectful images. Here is one response:

White House Announces New Mountaintop Mining Policy

Taking aim at mountaintop removal mining, this week, the Obama administration announced a new interagency effort to strengthen federal oversight of the practice and to punish mining companies who fail to protect the environment.

Podcast #101: McCarthyism in American History

On this episode we play our recent interview with authors Clarence Lang and Robbie Lieberman, editors of a new book titled Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movement.

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