For a century, the American labor movement, taken as a whole, was anti-immigrant, based in part on racism and based in part on the fear of new workers undermining whatever they had won. From Sam Gompe
We lost a true giant of justice yesterday. Gloria Richardson was not that well known anymore. But her role in the civil rights movement was transformative. In the early 1960s, she was the leader of th
Whenever I think of Mondale, which I admit is not really all that often, I wonder what could have been had a solid liberal like him had actually been able to defeat Reagan in 1984. I remain determined
Hey, Bernie Madoff died. I know no one is sadder than Mets fans! Remember back when this grifter scumbag was seen as a genius and serious figure that people had to listen to? Those sure were good time
Good. G. Gordon Liddy, the undercover operative whose bungling of the Watergate break-in triggered one of the gravest constitutional crises in American history and led to the resignation of President
Karen Lewis, the amazing head of the Chicago Teachers Union who took on Rahm Emanuel and inspired a new generation of teacher militancy, has died. Former teachers union President Karen Lewis has died.
John Sweeney, who ran an upstart campaign in 1995 to take over the AFL-CIO presidency and revive the labor movement, has died. Sweeney in the end was never the transformative figure some had hoped. Bu
We need to note the passing of one of the heroes of modern times: Juan Guzmán Tapia, a Chilean judge who was the first person to prosecute the country’s onetime military ruler, Augusto Pinochet, us