Roger Bybee

Roger Bybee is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer and progressive publicity consultant whose work has appeared in numerous national publications and websites, including Z magazine, Common Dreams, Dollars & Sense, Yes!, The Progressive, Multinational Monitor, The American Prospect and Foreign Policy in Focus.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 8:13am
Off the Rails: How a Lack of Oversight Doomed Lac-Megantic
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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 7:16am
States Need to Stop Giving Subsidies to Corporations
Corporations are playing states for fools. Across the nation, states are now pouring more than $80 billion in subsidies and tax breaks annually to corporations in a futile and counter-productive effort to retain and attract corporate investments in the name of job creation, as outlined in the outstanding series by Louise Story in the New York Times .
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Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 9:30am
Workers Strike Blow Against Walmart
“When Black Friday comes, 
I'm gonna stake my claim.” —from lyrics to “Black Friday” by Steely Dan
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Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 9:25am
Screwed in Scranton: Why Is This Just a Local Fight?
“Did he [President Obama] not get the message in Wisconsin [the June 5 recall vote]? [He wants] more firemen, more policemen, [and] more teachers. The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government.”—Mitt Romney, Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012
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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 8:25am
Dems Paint Romney as “Outsourcer-In-Chief,” But Will Obama’s Trade Deal Blow It?
The Obama administration and Democrats have been busily puncturing Mitt Romney’s record as an experienced “job creator,” with a multi-pronged attack on Romney’s role as a “pioneer” in offshoring jobs while heading up the private-equity fund Bain Capital
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 2:03pm
Ryan Shrugs: Overlooked GOP Budget Provision Would Fuel Offshoring With New Tax Incentives
GOP House Budget Chair Paul Ryan reigns as the GOP’s resident economic genius, even as the productive base and health of his own southeastern Wisconsin district deteriorates under the impact of the very policies he has championed: deregulation, cuts to the social safety net, and “free trade”-fueled offshoring of jobs.
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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 3:09am
Postal Workers Unions Continue Fight to Stop Massive USPS Cutbacks
“Congress created this manufactured crisis..., and Congress must solve this,” declared Sally Davidow, spokeswoman for the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), which has resisted congressional efforts to curtail USPS service and eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 8:54am
Obama/Catholic Contraception Controversy Boils Down to Workers’ Rights
The great new religious battle over the proposed new federal rule requiring contraception coverage for women actually boils down to the basic precept that worker rights apply across all of society, including within religious institutions. But it also reveals the political machinations of the right, the suspect motives of the Catholic bishops and another crucial weakness in the much heralded Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act passed by the Democrats and signed by President Obama two years ago.
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Friday, January 27, 2012 - 3:47pm
Liberals’ Inequality Narrative Ignores Role of Free Trade, Unionbusting
The Occupy movement forcefully injected a long-taboo topic—America’s appalling “banana republic”-level economic disparities—into the mainstream political debate.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 9:16am
President Obama’s Stuck on the Wrong Kind of Stimulus
While President Obama has been preoccupied with frantically positioning himself as a centrist capable of slashing the deficit, his administration seems to have been devoting little thought to how to stimulate the economy.
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