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EFCA: Making Green Jobs, Good Jobs
Last December, Republic Windows, maker of energy-efficient windows, gained worldwide attention when members of United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers (UE) Local 1110 occupied the plant after their company refused to provide them with severance pay. After a six-day occupation, in which...
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Is The Media (And Blogosphere) Killing Immigration Reform?
President Obama has resolutely and repeatedly stated his intention to move immigration reform this year and create a path to citizenship for 12 million hardworking, new Americans. The two major American labor federations recently agreed to a plan that will help immigrants as well as US-born workers...
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A Liberal Democrat Returns to the Fold
Arlen Specter started his political life as a liberal Democrat. And now the senior senator from Pennsylvania is returning to the fold. Specter, who has served five terms in the Senate as the last of the old-school Rockefeller Republicans, has finally given up on his long, fruitless effort to...
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An Emerging Progressive Consensus on Obama's Executive Power and Secrecy Abuses
In the last week alone, the Obama DOJ (a) attempted to shield Bush's illegal spying programs from judicial review by (yet again) invoking the very "state secrets" argument that Democrats spent years condemning and by inventing a brand new "sovereign immunity" claim that not even the Bush...
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Ban Land Mines and Cluster Bombs
President Obama is demonstrating that his willingness to tackle the horrors of nuclear weapons has teeth. He and President Dmitry Medvedev of Russia announced earlier this month new talks on a treaty to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty that expires in December. Negotiations will include...
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Will Israel Attack Iran?
Don't Flash the Yellow Light: Mixed Messages from Washington Could Lead to Catastrophe in Iran
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The Fruits of Escalation
If any of us needed a portent of things to come, how chillingly, perfectly apt that the arrival of the first casket to be viewed by the public after the lifting of an 18-year media ban belonged to a casualty, not of Iraq, but of Afghanistan. Air Force Staff Sgt. Phillip Myers of Hopewell, Va. was...
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Obama Weighing More Troops for Afghan War
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faces a decision later this year whether to send an extra 10,000 US troops to Afghanistan, amid an escalating war against Islamist insurgents, defense officials said. A top general and senior Pentagon official disclosed on Wednesday for the first time details of...
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'People Come First' Say Progressive Leaders
VIÑA DEL MAR, Chile - Countries must put people first if they are to prevent the economic recession from becoming a social recession, concluded the two-day gathering of self-styled progressive world leaders that ended Saturday in this Chilean resort city. This can be achieved by means of policies...
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Obama Affirms New Focus on Afghanistan, Pakistan
WASHINGTON - In what marks a significant escalation in U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan, President Barack Obama Friday outlined what he called a "comprehensive, new strategy" for the two countries to fight al Qaeda and its local allies. Flanked by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and...
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