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Labor Boosted by Proposed Merger

America’s embattled labor movement hasn’t had much to celebrate lately, so it’s worth noting when a major union welcomes a business mega-merger. The Communications Workers…

More College Graduates, More Democratic Voters?

This week, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced competitive grants to encourage states to increase their college graduation rates, with a goal to add eight…

Republicans By the Book

The American Prospect‘s Paul Waldman has done us all a great favor by reading and interpreting the latest batch of “campaign books” from prospective 2012…

Failing the “Right Side of History” Test in Bahrain?

Though it would be fair to say Obama administration has struggled to keep pace with the groundswell of popular protest from Morocco to Yemen, the…

U.S. Needs to Stay the Course on Libya

The Obama administration has tried to keep a low profile in the Libyan crisis. When the shooting starts, however, it’s hard for a superpower to…

Wingnut Watch: Confused Obama-haters

Recent events in Libya have left conservative Obama-haters a bit confused. Up until this week, conservative gabbers frequently took easy shots at the president for…

Too High Or Too Low, There Ain’t No In Betweens

Book Review: Going to Extremes, by Cass Sunstein Back in 2005, a trio of researchers conducted a little experiment on deliberative democracy. They assembled groups…

“All Necessary Measures”

Like a governor issuing an 11th hour stay of execution to a death row inmate, the United Nations has intervened dramatically in the Libyan crisis….

Who Believes in Sputnik?

Many parents can’t decide whether they love or hate the Tiger Mom. Either way, she has focused our collective attention on education in the United…

Gut Check Time For Progressives on Libya: Use of Force

Qaddafi’s hired mercenaries are closing in on the rebel stronghold in Benghazi. If they overrun the city, two things will almost certainly happen: Any hope…