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Lincoln and the Founding of America’s Second Republic

Americans often engage in the conceit that we have the oldest written constitution in the world.   But that’s a false story, and a dangerous lie to boot. Yes, a Constitution was written in 1789.  And it fell apart in 1861 under the weight of its uncertainty on whether the United States was a collection of […]

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Health Care Reform is THE anti-Poverty Program

A new study by the Census Bureau recalculates poverty based on a “supplemental poverty measure” that takes into account transfer payments by the government and various expenses that the traditional poverty rate misses.  The headline number is that with this supplemental measure, poverty is higher than the oficial rate but the more interesting data is on […]

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The End of the Rightwing Coalition- And Where We Go From Here

The America of nostalgic visions of clean-cut suburban lawns, self-sufficient breadwinners, and homogenous communities heard its death rattle last Tuesday.    To be fair, we’ve been hearing the hoofbeats of the Grim Reaper coming for the Silent Majority since Al Gore received the majority of the votes in the 2000 election.  An extraordinary Supreme Court […]

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Progressive Populist Columns

Border is New Color Line  (Sept. 22, 2005) Five Unions to Exit AFL-CIO? (July 15, 2005) A Union in Every Workplace (June 15, 2005) Hoping for a Mushroom Cloud: We Should Welcome End of the Filibuster (May 15, 2005) Why Defend Right-Wing Courts? (May 1, 2005) Chile’s ‘Private’ Pensions and the Future of Social Security […]

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