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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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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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 9:40am
Where's the Revolt? Obama’s Dangerous Cure for the Federal Deficit
As of this moment, it appears that President Obama's debt-ceiling proposal—raising it in excange for budget cuts that are six times as large as new revenue raised—will effectively define his presidency as being less concerned with the jobs crisis than the budget deficit.
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Monday, May 23, 2011 - 2:48pm
Democrats’ Polite, Insidious ‘Pro-Union’ Arm Twisting
Next to Republican governors like Ohio’s John Kasich and Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, it would be very easy for Democrats to look more sympathetic to union rights, the needs of working people and the ever-shrinking middle class.
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Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 3:50pm
Life in ‘Fitzwalkerstan’: Sudden, Suspicious Vote Shift Strengthens Backlash in Wis.
Since conservative Republican Scott Walker became Wisconsin's governor, the state's tradition of democracy and openness has been under ferocious attack.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:17pm
Piven’s National ‘Teach-in’ Aims to Spread Wisconsin’s Anti-Austerity Fight
The pro-public union protests in Wisconsin over the past month have marked a major turning point in the American political debate over an elite-backed austerity agenda, declares Frances Fox Piven, perhaps America's foremost authority on social protest movements.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 8:55am
Walker's Wisconsin Approach: Forsaking the Economy by Forsaking Workers
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker proposed last week to suddenly erase 50 years of collective-bargaining rights for Wisconsin's public workers within a week, to be backed up by calling up the National Guard (Walker spokesmen later clarified that the Guard's role would be limited to replacing prison guards).
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 3:37pm
Obama to Push Bogus ‘Competitiveness’ Theme in State of the Union Address
Boosting "American competitiveness" and creating jobs through increased exports will reportedly be the key theme of President Obama's plan for economic recovery detailed in tonight's State of the Union speech.
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