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Monthly Archives: June 2009
In mid-October of 1992 I was working as the Director of Communications and Public Policy for Local 880 of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. It was an exciting time. A young, virtually unknown governor named Bill Clinton had … Continue reading
Recently, I spent a weekend reviewing music videos that would help bring Sociology to life for my students. Reflecting upon what my life had been like as a college student, I remembered the music that was popular my freshman year. … Continue reading
During the 2008 election and since the start of the economic crisis, I’ve spoken with dozens of journalists from around the world who all want to know one thing: what do working-class people think? It’s standard practice for journalists to … Continue reading