A pair of intrepid food workers from Richmond, Va., turned globalization on its head this week. They traveled to one of the centers of European finance to confront their supermarket's foreign owners on issues of workers’ rights.
They pick the oranges that we eat to stave off a cold. But 75 percent of farmworkers in the United States don’t have health insurance, according to a study by the Kresge Foundation’s Health Program, which aims to reduce health disparities.
On Friday, as cable news networks sought desperately to fill airtime while waiting for the latest news in the aftermath of the Boston bombings, a friend asked me, “How come there’s no manhunt for the owner of the Texas factory, which did far more damage than the Boston bombers?” He was right to wonder.
Top House progressives are demanding a sit down meeting with President Obama to underscore their opposition to any Social Security benefits cuts as part of a Grand Bargain — a sign that the left has no intention of allowing any cuts to go forward without a major fight.
I had an opportunity to interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been granted political asylum since June 2012. Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over sex allegations, although he has never been charged.
Progressives in the House of Representatives want to meet with President Obama to discuss his proposal to cut Social Security benefits known as "Chained CPI," part of the budget the president released earlier this month, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
The controversy about upgrading US tactical weapons is a microcosm of unresolved issues over Pentagon budget cuts
The Obama administration's 2014 defense budget, with its proposal to cut $460m from nuclear non-proliferation activities and use that money to pay for new features on its B61 tactical nuclear bombs, has sparked heated debate.
As a perpetual emotion machine -- producing and guzzling its own political fuel -- the “war on terror” continues to normalize itself as a thoroughly American way of life and death. Ongoing warfare has become a matter of default routine, pushed along by mainline media and the leadership of both parties in Washington.
As Minnesota’s physicians, health care leaders and legislators grapple with the complex changes brought by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many are concerned that even after the law is fully implemented, hundreds of thousands of people will remain uninsured while health care costs continue to spiral.