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Monthly Archives: December 2008
It’s no secret that President-elect Obama and his economic team are assembling the components of the much-needed economic stimulus package they will propose in late January. It’s also no secret that the proposal will include hundreds of billions of dollars … Continue reading
Winter came early to the Mahoning Valley this year. Just last August the corporate, union, and political leadership of our community gathered in a makeshift auditorium on the floor of the Lordstown plant to hear GM’s CEO Rick Waggoner pledge … Continue reading
Progressive Democrats, nudged over the past eight years by progressive social scientists like Ruy Teixeira and Larry Bartels, are frustrated that white working-class voters don’t support Democratic presidential candidates. Special attention was paid to this part of the white vote … Continue reading
With less than a month left before Christmas, those who can afford it have already begun to plan their holiday meals. But for a growing number of Americans, Christmas will be a day when they go without food or lack … Continue reading