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, 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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Monday, January 17, 2011 - 11:54am
Which Side Would Martin Luther King Be On?
If Martin Luther King, Jr. were to be resurrected today, just in time for the national holiday commemorating his memory, many of the anti-public sector politicians praising his legacy would be choking on their words.
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 9:44am
Firms See Long-Sought Goal in Sight: Major Pay Cuts
The outlines of a massive new structural downshift in wages are emerging more and more clearly. The largest wage-cutting wave since the Great Depression has already been sweeping the United States for the last couple years in response to the Great Recession. At small firms, many of these pay cuts have been viewed as a temporary means of reducing costs until the recession is fully ended.
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Friday, October 29, 2010 - 3:40pm
November 2, Creative Destruction and ‘Repealing the 20th Century’
Well, in a free-market capitalist system, there are always winners and losers. It's creative destruction . That just happens. It's unfortunate. But let's face it, if it weren't for that we'd still have buggy whip companies. —Senate candidate Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.)
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 1:18pm
Coming Soon to America: Big Push for Austerity
While big crusades for austerity—reserved for workers only, of course—are being waged in France and Great Britain, working people in the United States can also look forward to a major push for cutbacks in social spending and a longer wait before retirement.
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