Since writing at LGM, I’ve focused pretty heavily on labor issues over my other field of expertise—environmental issues. There’s a good reason for that and there’s a less good reason. The
A lot of interesting labor stories out there right now: 1. Sarah Jaffe has an excellent piece on unemployment at Alternet. Unlike all too many (almost all) reports on the unemployed, she actually focu
This is awesome: C. The HPT Meeting. Around the Pentagon, HPT stands for “high-payoff target,” and that’s exactly what you’re aiming for, so use this tactic sparingly. Here, HPT is a mnemonic
In a rare piece of sensible legislation coming out of California, rural homeowners who rely on state firefighters for basic fire services will have to pay a $150 annual fee. This makes a tremendous am
It’s possible that some education “reformers” really do care about improving childhood education. But many of them care about union-busting much, much more.
The Netflix price spike annoys me as much as everyone else. I don’t mind paying for my films, and indeed I do, but the combination of the on-demand and mail services is extraordinarily annoying.
Like most of you, I am absolutely shocked that Lenny Dykstra would prove to be a complete fraud. Not fresh news here I know, but it actually is amazing that so many athletes would turn to Dykstra for
Obama endorses repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. Good for him. Let’s see if it happens. It will soon, if not in 2011. Also, it’d be nice if Democrats realized that the strategies behi