From Obama to Brown, Democrats Negotiate on Republican Terms

Posted March 29, 2011 by Randy Shaw

Having predicted when he took office that California Governor Jerry Brown would “aggressively push change,” it is puzzling to see him continue “negotiating” with Republican legislators over a state budget. Democrats passed Prop 25 on the November 2010 ballot precisely
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Supreme Court Today: Women vs. Wal-Mart

Posted March 29, 2011 by Chris Cassidy

David and Goliath, step aside. Today’s oral argument before the Supreme Court requires the increasingly pro-corporate justices to determine whether the largest gender discrimination case in American history can proceed against the world’s biggest retailer. The case is Wal-Mart v.
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Final Four Picks for Progressives

Posted March 28, 2011 by Randy Shaw

I had a pretty good record over the past decade with March Madness picks. That’s past tense. Or, to quote Emerson, 2011 saw my predictions victimized by the “Law of Compensation.” My faith in victories by elite programs was confirmed
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Obama is in Latin America, in Case You Missed It

Posted March 25, 2011 by Mario Solis-Marich

Never has the historical misdirection of America’s decades-entrenched foreign policy been seen in such focus as it was this week. President Obama attempted his first Latin American policy excursion over the last few days and was continually distracted by new
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