A Grim New Year for Women

A Grim New Year for Women

While some prominent Republicans appear to be more open to raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans as part of a budget deal that would keep us from tumbling off the so-called “fiscal cliff,” others are digging their heels in deeper. Re-elected House...
Ripe for Reduction

Ripe for Reduction

Here we are on the brink of a major historical moment. We’re beginning to wind down the longest period of war in our history. And we’re about to turn around a 13-year-long surge in Pentagon spending. It’s not just longtime advocates for such changes...
Our National Failure to Commit

Our National Failure to Commit

America is suffering from a failure to commit. Just ask Bob Dole. While the former GOP presidential candidate and decorated veteran watched from his wheelchair on the Senate floor, all but eight of the Republicans in that chamber shamefully voted down the United...
Jobs or the Environment?

Jobs or the Environment?

I know what it’s like to depend upon coal to feed a family. Many years ago, I worked at an Ohio steel mill. My job was at the coke plant where West Virginia coal was turned into coking coal for the blast furnace. The top of the coke ovens was an area the size of...
Billionaires with No Skin in the Game

Billionaires with No Skin in the Game

Sometimes, the folks who aren’t protesting can be just as newsworthy as the crowds mobilizing in the streets. Consider the news coverage of a bunch of rallies held recently around the country. Protesters from Duluth, Minnesota to Jackson, Tennessee called for...
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