Local Commentaries

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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Guest Commentary
4:45 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

The Overscheduled Family

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Fall has its strong points, don’t get me wrong.  But it’s also a kind of special hell for parents of school-age children.

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Bill Knight – October 16
1:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Election Could Lead to “War on Workers”

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Among the U.S. Senate’s almost unique powers of conducting impeachment trials, ratifying treaties, and voting on appointments as ambassadors and Supreme Court Justices, it can decide whether to confirm Presidential nominations to high-level positions in federal departments and agencies, including the Attorney General and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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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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Local Commentary - Holly Stovall
4:23 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Supporting Victims of Sexual Assault

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I’m a survivor of sexual assault.

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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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