Category: Opinion

Congress must focus on jobs first

By the Congressional Progressive Caucus Millions of people are waking up every morning without a job and with dwindling hopes of finding one. Their faith in the American Dream is flagging. Their aspirations for a middle class life are being…

A Job Plan That Works

Here’s a message for Congress and the President both need to hear now: Americans are done with the politics of mean. They want to put people back to work solving our nation’s problems. We’ve rebuilt enough countries halfway round the globe. Let’s bring the troops home, and let’s get to work rebuilding our own nation.

Keystone XL Pipeline: A Bad Idea

Families across the middle swath of our country — from North Dakota to Louisiana — have a disturbing question to ask themselves: “Do we want a leaky pipeline pumping 800,000 barrels of oil a day running through our community?”

Equality Of Privilege: A Labor Day Essay

Most folks need to work for a living, which makes Labor Day a very popular holiday indeed.

Most folks need to work — but some folks don’t have the same access to good-paying jobs that others have. In many cases, if not most, that’s not by design — it’s just the way things work.

Disappointed In Obama

Crises demand steadfast leadership and true leaders emerge from them. Today, there are too many difficulties to name and too many elected officials who are yet to step up to the plate. The national storyline is still unfolding, but one thing seems too obvious to ignore – our leader of leaders, the President, has not lived up to his billing.

Trudi’s Corner: After Irene

Well, Irene has come and gone, leaving so much heartache and disaster behind. I was fortunate in the sense that although my area lost power for possibly eight hours and I had water in the basement, it was nothing drastic.