Living wage


Moderate Republicans In Denial

Mickey Edwards steals a page from those early Progressives who believed the cure for democracy was more democracy.


It's Politics Stupid!

In May 2009, former International Monetary Fund chief economist Simon Johnson wrote an important essay in The Atlantic on the origins and implications of the 2008 financial collapse, called "The Quiet Coup."


Conservatives: Giving Thanks But Nothing More

While Walmart gives thanks for record profits it doesn't give its workers a living wage, health benefits or basic workplace rights. The right-wing gives thanks for America's strength, but won't give our country needed revenue, or give an inch on the top 1% paying its fair share.


It's Labor Day! Honoring Labor! Huh?

March 6, 1930 - thousands demonstrate for unemployment insurance in Union Square and nationwide - led by the communists. Did you think government just gave it to you? Wake up and smell the coffee.

It’s Labor Day!


Poppa Was a Union Man (for Father's Day)

Danny and Mary in front of our little house - circa 1957.

The ghost in the doorway is me.


A Ten Point Pledge to Workers from Lawmakers

The organization “Americans for Tax Reform” founded by Grover Norquist is well known for its anti-tax pledge which most Republican lawmakers and candidates for


An Old Man's View of the Mommy Wars

More than half a century ago (yikes!) I got my first job on Wall Street. I was still a teen and would go to college later.