A “New Deal” Model for the Obama Cabinet

As appointments and stories of appointments to President-elect Obama’s cabinet fill mass media, the interest in Doris Kearns Godwin’s fascinating study, Team of Rivals, which deals with Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War cabinet has been mentioned prominently.

Educators Seek Policy Change to Cuba-Related Travel

Members of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) have called for lifting all restrictions on educational exchanges with foreign countries, including exchanges with Cuba that are currently limited by the U.S. Department of Treasury.

VA Disability Benefits Short-change Military Families

Pentagon death and disability payments for service personnel are far lower than private sector payouts for like causes, a Nobel Prize-winning economist says.

E-Vote Questions Linger Over Cleland's 2002 Loss

Lingering questions regarding former US Sen. Max Cleland's (D-GA) loss in 2002 to US Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) are resurfacing in the last days of Democrat Jim Martin's Run-off Election with Chambliss.


Book Review: The Politics of Immigration

Jane Guskin and David L. Wilson have written an important book on immigrants and immigration policy. Though short, The Politics of Immigration packs quit a punch.


Another Crisis of Capitalism

Unfolding globally today is another capitalist 'crisis of overproduction' and a corresponding crisis of unmet human needs, even for food and water. Earlier crises (1907, 1929) led to terrible suffering, political breakdowns and war, but also opened the path for the Russian, Chinese (1917, 1949) and other socialist revolutions.


The Rosenberg Case in Historical Perspective

The Rosenberg “atomic spy” case is 58 years old, yet its reverberations are still being felt. In 1953, within three years of their arrest, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for passing secret information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union.


Yes We Can Shut Down the SOA

On Sunday, November 9, 2008 the SOA Watch came to South Florida. Even though the action followed closely on the heels of an intensely fought Presidential campaign, at a time when it might have been both tempting and easy to bask in the radiance of that win, 90 people marched on the US Southern Command.


How to Reform Medicare and Create National Health Care

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama argued against using a hatchet to cut the federal budget. Despite enormous pressure from the right-wing and so-called fiscal conservatives to cut existing programs and scale back his proposed social agenda, Obama said that he preferred to 'use a scalpel to cut away fat.'


School Environmental Clubs

Starting an environmental club at school is a great way to get students energized about taking care of the Earth and helping their community while learning about some of the most important issues facing the world in the 21st century.

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