November 2004 Page

November 30, 2004
  • Military Kicked Off Campuses
    Bad Day for Human Rights
    - A Court of Appeals has declared that Colleges can bar Army recruiters from campus. The decision is here. Here is... MORE...
  • Founder of Health Care System
    "Greatest Canadian"
    - Well the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation held a contest and the winner was Tommy Douglas, the socialist leader of Saskatchewan, who... MORE...
  • Scalia Hates States Rights - Now, I'm very sympathetic to legalizing medical marijuana, but I am thrilled that the Supreme Court is about to strike... MORE...
  • The Return of the Sandinistas - For the old Reagan hands in the Bush administration, it's got to be a bit of a nightmare to see... MORE...

    November 29, 2004
  • Wine and States Rights - It's really hard to take seriously the idea of "federalism" -- the reservation of power to the states -- when... MORE...

    November 26, 2004
  • McCarthyism at Columbia - This is not the rhetorical kind. This is the real thing. Professors who have voiced anti-Israel views are being targetted... MORE...

    November 23, 2004
  • Brazil: Home of High Tech Left - Brazil's President, Lula, comes from a leftwing party, the Workers Party, but international financial constraints have prevented radical budgetary moves... MORE...

    November 14, 2004
  • GOP Judges Slam Bush on Deportations - Here is how bad the Bush administration has become on treatment of immigrants. Even GOP-appointed judges are calling administrative decisions... MORE...

    November 10, 2004
  • Fight Over Labor Movement Begins - Today SEIU launched its Unite to Win campaign over the direction of the labor movement. See my post at the... MORE...

    November 05, 2004
  • Minimum Wage in Florida - I don't talk too much on this blog about my day job activism-- you know, keeping the "this blog reflects... MORE...

    November 04, 2004
  • Lessons Learned - So like most of you, Iím depressed that fear, lies and hate were rewarded with victory at the polls. That... MORE...

    November 01, 2004
  • New Yorkers: Vote Row E for Working Families - As I continue campaigning down in the Philadelphia area to turn out the vote, I wanted to remind my fellow... MORE...
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    February 21, 2007
  • Amnesia on the Death of Reconstruction - I am going to pick on Brad Delong precisely because he is a brilliant and well-educated academic-- and his list... MORE...

    February 18, 2007
  • So What if Mitt Wants A Person of Faith as President? - There's a bit of a furor that Mitt Romney declared:We need to have a person of fiath lead the country.So... MORE...

    February 16, 2007
  • States Taking Action Against Iraq Escalation - So the New York Times is covering the story that resolutions denouncing Bush's Iraq Escalation have been introduced in over... MORE...

    January 01, 2007
  • Wal-Mart Doing Good for Environment - Seriously. This initiative by Wal-Mart to promote energy-saving light bulbs is a major environmental initiative. "Compact fluorescent" bulbs fit in... MORE...

    December 22, 2006
  • Dems' Stupid Positioning on Minimum Wage - As a followup to discussing why politicians need to appeal to a broad consensus, it's worth emphasizing that it's easier... MORE...

    December 21, 2006
  • Obama and the Need for Large Progressive Majorities - I've been as disappointed as many other progressive bloggers with Obama's bad votes on tort reform and seeming trimming of... MORE...

    December 13, 2006
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    November 27, 2006
  • Ecuador Goes Left - Another country moves left-- whatever you want to say, Bush has been very good for reviving the global left, especially... MORE...
  • Building a Progressive Majority in the Statehouses - The Progressive States Network today rolled out its legislative agenda for the 2007 session and is looking to promote it... MORE...

    November 13, 2006
  • The Future Belongs to US - While the actual results seem razer-thin in this election, I'll be bold and argue that they are part of a... MORE...

    November 11, 2006
  • Pro-Labor "Conservative Democrats" - One more nail in the narrative that the victory of a few moderate Democrats means this election is really a... MORE...

    November 10, 2006
  • The Collapse of Tax Cut Politics - You can check out Progressive States rundown of progressive successes in the states on Tuesday, but I want to focus... MORE...

    November 08, 2006
  • A Good Night for Progressives - Let's be clear-- this wasn't just a good night for Democrats. It was a good night for progressives, and no... MORE...

    November 01, 2006
  • Labor Cold War Ends - New International Labor Federation - At the dawn of the Cold War, the international union movement divided up between the ICFTU, dominated by US and Western European unions, and the World Confederation of Labor, largely allied with the Soviet Union. It's taken a decade and a half, but the irrelevancy of that division will end today as the two federations merge-- bringing together 241 labor organizations from 156 countries representing 190 million workers. The new International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is a good step for a labor movement looking to globalize itself in the taking on global capital power.... MORE...

    October 19, 2006
  • Immigrant Poor Send More Foreign Aid than US Govt - The United States government spends less money on foreign aid as a percentage of its budget than almost any other... MORE...

    October 17, 2006
  • - Valuing Families:  State Legislative Models Brought to you by Progressive States and MomsRising What would a policy that really values families look... MORE...

    October 09, 2006
  • Emaciated Models, Labor Regulation - There's a bit of debate in the blogosphere around Spain's new law banning underweight models from the runways in that country. See Jordan, Amanda at Pandagon and Lindsay Beyerstein at Majikthise on whether this is an intrusive regulating violating free expression or something like that and whether OSHA safety regulations are appropriate. Just to throw my two cents in-- any broader OSHA approach would seem cumbersome and bureaucratically intrusive in a deep way. But the original Spanish proposal is brilliant in its high-impact, low-intrusion approach. Regulate only the fashion week type runways, where in a single spotcheck, models can be... MORE...

    October 03, 2006
  • Big loss for Labor-- - The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a range of professionals are now deemed "supervisors" and thus lose all protections under labor law. That means if they say a positive thing about unions, their bosses are free to fire them at will. The AFL-CIO has more here. To put this denial of labor rights in perspective, 32 million workers or 25% of the workforce already have no right to form a union under federal, state or local law (see this GAO report and this ARAW summary). This includes: Supervisors 16.6 million workers, 8 million new supervisors plus traditional 8.6... MORE...

    September 27, 2006
  • Civil War on the Right- Dick Armey trashes Dobson - The economic business- right and the religious right are moving towards total civil war. This piece by former GOP Majority... MORE...

    September 24, 2006
  • Allen the Racist - Three college teammates confirm that George Allen regularly used the N- word: Allen said he came to Virginia because he... MORE...