Archive for September, 2010

 
Tea Partiers crash the party

Tea Partiers crash the party

Fall has officially begun, and the Tea Party has proven it’s here to stay, winning big victories in last week’s primaries.
That is, if we can decide exactly what the Tea Party is, points out the New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn.  Is it a decentralized, grass-roots organization, comparable to liberal and leftist groups like Moveon.org or even [...]

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How the 1970s killed the Working Class

How the 1970s killed the Working Class

Jefferson Cowie, an associate professor of labor history at Cornell, has written a book on the pivotal events of the 1970s as the New Deal coalition shattered and Thomas Frank’s “Great Backlash” took hold : Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class.
Today he writes a Labor Day Op-Ed for the [...]

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