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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Sunday, July 01, 2012
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 09, 2012
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
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
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
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
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 08, 2011
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
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 09, 2011
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
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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