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Reconnecting With the Very American Ideal That Labor Rights Are Human Rights

By Calvin Trillin

The Nation

August 31, 2014

Keith Ellison and John Lewis are right: the US should recognize union organizing as a civil right. … Read More

A Market Basket of dignity

By E.J. Dionne Jr.

Washington Post

August 31, 2014

Who knew that one of the best made-for-Labor-Day speeches in U.S. history would be delivered by a chief executive? And who could have guessed that the summer’s major labor story would not be about a CEO saving the jobs of his workers but about the workers saving the job of their CEO? Read full article >> … Read More

Paul Ryan's Way Forward

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

August 31, 2014

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Paul Ryan's Way Forward

By George Will

Washington Post Writers Group

August 31, 2014

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High Tea With Mr. Fancypants Sheen

By Maureen Dowd

New York Times

August 30, 2014

After playing everyone from Mozart to Tony Blair, the actor Michael Sheen puts the Master of Sex on top. … Read More

The Left’s Attempt to Institutionalize the Re-writing of US History: A New Step Forward Through their “Long March Through the Existing Institutions”

By Ron Radosh

PajamasMedia.com

August 30, 2014

Recently, a few conservative intellectuals have raised serious questions about the College Board’s effort to develop a new curriculum for the Advanced Placement in History courses. Stanley Kurtz, in “The  Corner” at National Review Online, writes that “This Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective.” Naturally, the […] … Read More

Happy Labor Day, Mom

By Calvin Trillin

The Nation

August 30, 2014

Education reformers have left out the human dimensions of a harsh labor market where women, like my mother, were regularly punished for not being men.  … Read More

What does a corrupt politician owe D.C. residents?

By Colbert I. King

Washington Post

August 29, 2014

The essence of home rule is the ability of residents to elect their own leaders. When the electoral process is corrupted, as evidenced by the continuing stream of convictions for campaign-finance violations, D.C. self-government itself is jeopardized. Thus, a continued focus on offenders. Read full article >> … Read More

10 books I have read that have stayed with me

August 29, 2014

There’s a Facebook meme circulating to which I am moved to respond, especially because, in thinking about the challenge, I see that my choices are very idiosyncratic. And, while I read much more fiction than non-fiction, it is mostly the … Continue reading → … Read More

Minnesota Home Care Workers Unionize

By Calvin Trillin

The Nation

August 29, 2014

Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages.  … Read More

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