Jobs Numbers Signal Economic Bright Spot

When would losing 345,000 jobs from the economy in a single month seem like a big break? After eight straight months of losing more than 500,000 or 600,000 per month, this month's unemployment numbers put out by the Department of Labor (DOL) must seem like a refreshing change.

Online Poll Shows Strong Working-class Approval for Obama Admin.

President Barack Obama received a resounding round of applause in the initial online public opinion survey conducted by the Center for Working-class Studies (CWCS) at Youngstown State University. According to the survey, 52.6% of the 891 respondents strongly approve and 35% approve of the President’s job performance during his first 100 days in office.

Nicaragua’s Revenge, Cuba, the OAS and Iraq

Miami, Florida, June 4, 2009 – It was three o’clock this morning when I was awakened from a beautiful dream by police knocking on the door of my apartment to come down to the parking garage and identify my vandalized car.


John Berryman's Hidden Poem

Now and again one comes across a poem which seems to have another and perhaps better poem inside it. John Berryman's Homage to Mistress Bradstreet is a work of this sort.


United Health Reform Campaign Picks Up Steam

Fixing the healthcare system is not only morally sound, but it will also produce major economic benefits. So argued a new report released this week by the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA).

Activists Protest Chamber of Commerce Opposition to Employee Free Choice

Across the country, local faith and community leaders will be confronting their local and regional Chambers of Commerce next week to expose their role in propagating misinformation round the Employee Free Choice Act.


An Open Letter in Response to the Murder of Dr. George Tiller

We are deeply saddened by the murder of Kansas physician George Tiller. We have much to say. To Dr. Tiller's family, patients, and friends, please know that our hearts are with you during this time of unimaginable loss.


Obama's Marriage is a Good Thing for All of Us

The firestorm around how they got to NYC and the issue of spending taxpayer money is not one I care to address. However, I do believe seeing the First Couple going out on a date night is a good thing for all of us.


Media Let Right-wing Critics Frame Discussion of Sotomayor Nomination

At this point, the confirmation battle over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor will hinge in part on whether the media want to fact-check her critics. So far, the press is largely failing.


Now Playing: The EDL Security Show

We’re paying for a high-tech Broadway show that’s themed around ’security’, but we’re actually watching the equivalent of a catastrophic performance in a low budget community theatre. The price of admission? Only millions dollars and your privacy.

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