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Monthly Archives: February 2011
I have been a labor organizer for 11 years. Periodically someone pronounces labor unions as dead or dying organizations, and we all put our heads together to think about ways to save them. Lately, I am much less worried about … Continue reading
Sometimes clichés become old clichés because they have enduring value. Here’s one that puts the consequences of the 2010 election in perspective: “Timing is everything.” That is because the Democrats didn’t just lose hundreds of important elections here in Ohio … Continue reading
I really have no conception of how much $2 trillion is, and I’m not helped much by knowing that it’s enough for a stack of 20-dollar bills to reach the moon. $2 trillion is really, really a lot of money … Continue reading
As we hurtle towards Super Bowl Sunday the Rust Belt cities of Pittsburgh (where I live) and Green Bay, Wisconsin are gearing up for a showdown between two of the smallest market teams in the NFL which also boast the … Continue reading