Bill Knight

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Bill Knight – October 23
6:19 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

The Power of Pushing Back

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Organizing can achieve results, and collective strength sometimes overcomes powerful interests.

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Bill Knight – October 9
6:03 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Big Money Influencing Elections in Several Ways

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Many Americans are worried about the influence that for-profit corporations and the rich have on elections, but will that concern translate unto a healthy turnout for the Nov. 4 election?

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Bill Knight – October 2
10:39 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Labor and Progressives Should Work for Justice in Ferguson

Protestors outside the Ferguson Police Department
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Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Tom Jackson last week apologized to the family of unarmed African-American teen Michael Brown.

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Bill Knight – September 25
12:55 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The Gray Economy – Inequality for All

Workers who used to be on the edges of the economy – day laborers and temps, freelancers and adjuncts, independent contractors and contingent employees – are closer to the core.

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Bill Knight – September 18
5:54 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

My Life with Dogs

An English pointer
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This week I’m one of the Baby Boomers who’ll be added to the ranks of the program that’s the closest this country has to universal health care: Medicare. Whew! Made it! I almost feel winded, like I should be panting.

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Bill Knight – September 11
4:32 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Facts Making Fiction in Politics

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The mere accumulation of facts doesn’t always lead to good conclusions, judgment or wisdom. Too many of us, progressive and conservative alike, can fall victim to extrapolation or correlation.

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Bill Knight – September 4
4:28 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

High Court Decisions Attack Labor Rights

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In two controversial decisions this summer, the U.S. Supreme Court made it more difficult for unions to operate, and could make it more important to come up with innovative ways to do their work.

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Bill Knight – August 28
11:41 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Proposal for Union Membership to be a Civil Right

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Progressive Democrats are fighting back against employers that break the law by introducing legislation on Capitol Hill that makes free association with unions a Civil Right.

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August 21 Commentary
1:08 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Another Attack on Public Education

Bill Knight says a recent court ruling is an attack on public education.
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A lot of attention is understandably being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent “Harris v. Quinn” ruling.

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Bill Knight – August 14
3:34 am
Thu August 14, 2014

The Gunslingers of Early Television

James Garner was one of Bill Knight's favorite actors and activists.
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Last month, a progressive actor equally at ease playing a ne’er-do-well gambler, private eye or astronaut died: James Garner. The best among favorite actors, he still lives on old black-and-white western reruns.

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