Stewart Acuff

Oct 17

Krugman Praises Obama Presidency

Paul Krugman, who many of us remember loudly supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primaries, has just written a very solid progressive vindication of the six years of the Obama presidency. As you

Oct 15

Who Leads the Labor Movement?

Who Leads the Labor Movement? There would not be an American labor movement without leaders at the worksite–the stewards, activists, rank and file leaders who represent union members on the job, who enforce the contract,

Oct 10

Philly’s Teacher Crisis

Philadelphia has some of the lousiest schools in America–schools that keep poor kids from any hope in their future. But it is NOT because Philly has bad teachers or because those teachers are represented by

Oct 9

Pa. Government Assaults School Teachers

The chair of the Philadelphia School Reform Committee (SRC) appointed by far and radical right-wing Gov. Corbett activated “its nuclear option and [canceled] its teachers’ contract” with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers. It is probably

Oct 8

America: The Land of Corporate Freedom

I am so sick of listening to the lie that American corporations pay too much in taxes to make them competitive. Joshua Smith of the Economic Policy Institute just wrote a great piece about

Oct 7

California Drought Linked to Climate Change

A team of scientists and meteorologists funded in part by the National Science Foundation recently published an article showing the link between global climate change and the awful drought in California. The work was

Oct 1

The Legend: President Henry Nicholas

President Nicholas led the first strike of hospital workers in America–45 days in 1959 in New York citywide. He was so committed to victory he slept in the headquarters throughout the strike, showing his

Sep 30

Organizing Must Be Intensified

All of us union members and social, political, and environmental activists sometimes get tired. We grow weary in our central fight to save democracy in America, to grow our power to create a more

Sep 29

Henry Nicholas: A Story of Leadership, Vision, Courage & Compassion

President Henry Nicolas stands as an icon and a hero of America’s struggle for justice for the last 50 years. But it wasn’t always the case. Born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi, the son

Sep 24

The Enigma of a Dismal Science

Economist Dr. Richard Levins, with whom I wrote my first book, Getting America Back to Work, says that economics is called the dismal science. I keep up with the thinking of all kinds of economists

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