National Politics

Teamster Vision

Posted July 16, 2014 by Vivian Rothstein

With his pressed jeans, vegan diet and runner’s frame, Jeff Farmer could be a high-tech entrepreneur. But his heart is with low-wage parking attendants, taxi drivers and truckers instead of corporate profits. As the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’ national organizing
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How the Media Promotes Failure

Posted July 15, 2014 by

NY Times columnist Paul Krugman has observed (“Obamacare Fails to Fail,” July 14) that the media was far more interested in the Obamacare website snafu than in reporting on the program’s striking success. This is no isolated case. From new
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Will Oscar Pistorius Get Off?

Posted July 15, 2014 by Lisa Bloom

The defense has rested and all evidence is in for the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. If a trial were merely a lawyering contest, we could easily call the case for the prosecution and go home right now. Here, the top
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Posted July 15, 2014 by Marc Norton

Yesterday, July 14, was Bastille Day. That was the day in 1789 when the people of France stormed the Bastille, the fortress-prison that had held many political prisoners and at the time was an armory well-stocked with guns and ammunition.
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How to Inspire Millions More People to Bike

Posted July 11, 2014 by Jay Walljasper

You can see big changes happening across North America as communities from Fairbanks to St. Petersburg transform their streets into appealing places for people, not just cars and trucks. “Over the past five years we’re seeing an infrastructure revolution, a
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How Tech Became Hip

Posted July 8, 2014 by

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in
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