Local Commentaries

Bill Knight – March 6
11:49 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Outcome of Unionization Vote Appealed

Bill Knight

Unionizing offers workers group strength that can mean labor contracts, due process, and a vote on their leaders.

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Story Corps Recording
5:18 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Our Kidney Adventure

Amy Stein (left) and Mary Eby
Credit courtesy of Terry Smith

When Mary Eby learned her friend Amy Stein needed a new kidney, she didn’t hesitate to offer one of hers, saying, “I have two kidneys.”

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Bill Knight – February 27
12:30 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Fighting Schemes to Privatize the USPS

Bill Knight

In an effort to protect good jobs and community service against privatization schemes on Capitol Hill and the marketplace, Postal Workers this month called for a boycott of Staples office-supply stores.

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Bill Knight – February 20
2:15 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Benefitting from Unions Without Paying Dues

Bill Knight

A recent U.S. Supreme Court debate comes down to employees working at jobs where most of their peers want to be represented by negotiators they elect and share the costs of that representation, versus individuals who feel coerced into sharing the costs of achieving better compensation, and their narrow notion of free association and free speech.

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Bill Knight – February 13
11:36 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Seamhead Solace and Salves

For baseball fans, even an active off-season “Hot Stove League” by itself is no substitute for action on the diamonds.

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Bill Knight – February 6
10:35 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Commemorating The Beatles’ American Debut

Bill Knight

To some, five decades back seem like ancient history: “Biblical times.”

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Bill Knight – January 30
11:17 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Memorable Results from Disparate Souls

Bill Knight

Many churches recently had a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, and the world is about to begin the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, so one once more longs to fulfill that lion-and-lamb image, that notion that the Gospel of John recounts Jesus as describing, “that all of them may be one,” or the simple idea that people can put aside their differences and work or play together.

The possibilities are inspiring.

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Bill Knight – January 23
11:18 am
Wed January 22, 2014

NAFTA: 20 Years of Broken Promises

Bill Knight

A Wall Street Journal writer, a trade representative and a Congressman walk into a Denver pot store and the clerk says, "What is this, a joke?"

The writer says, “I know I really shouldn’t, but I just NAFTA!”

In reality, WSJ writer Mary Anastasia O'Grady wrote about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): “A continental web of supply chains now supports production facilities and serves consumers in three countries with a combined population of 470 million.”

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Bill Knight – January 16
10:57 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Low Wages Stalling Economic Recovery

Bill Knight

Differences on Capitol Hill have made recovery from the Great Recession difficult. Differences in interpreting what’s good and what’s bad in what’s happening with the economy have made recovery efforts worse.

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Bill Knight - January 9
11:48 am
Wed January 8, 2014

In Support of Progressive Change

Bill Knight

As 2014 gets going, it’s revealing to see current public opinion and notice how Capitol Hill apparently pays more attention to Congress’ wealthy patrons than everyday Americans.

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