Archive for November, 2010

about laborlou.com [update]

Posted on November 24, 2010 by

Not long ago diaries were private matters, rarely read by anyone except the writer. Grandma dies.  Family members rummage through the trunk in the attic and discover her secret journal.  It reveals personal details of a past life that no one – not even grandpa – imagined. Or researchers and historians scour through old diaries [...]

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California’s Brown – Democrat’s Most Valuable Player?

Posted on November 21, 2010 by

As national democrats brace for a bloody war with triumphant republicans, California forges ahead as the nation’s major blue state. Former and future Governor Jerry Brown takes center stage as America’s most important state official.  If he successfully steers California through its budget and unemployment crisis, it could restore some credibility to democrats across the [...]

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Seizing Power

Posted on November 17, 2010 by

There’s something chilling in the way republicans are grabbing control of the political agenda. Not just a shift in party majorities – more like a takeover. As if the democrats – despite their hold on the white house and senate – are evaporating. In the “debate” over the Bush tax cuts, it doesn’t matter what [...]

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“Reading Obama”

Posted on November 13, 2010 by

As horrified democrats stepped up their criticism of Obama, an alternative voice entered the conversation: Arguing that this president’s inclination to hear, respect and accommodate all sides of an issue is not a sign of political inexperience or character weakness. But, according to Harvard history prof James Kloppenberg, a reflection of Barack’s intellectually powerful understanding [...]

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The Anti-EFCA

Posted on November 10, 2010 by

Who is John Kline and what is The Secret Ballot Protection Act [SBPA]? I’m afraid we’re about to find out. Representing Minnesota’s 2nd District, Kline will probably chair the House Education and Labor Committee when republicans take control in January. He’s a key player behind SBPA which is the anti-EFCA. Remember the Employee Free Choice [...]

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The President’s Self-Respect

Posted on November 4, 2010 by

The number one talking point for republicans since they took the house is to repeal “Obamacare.” They use that term to deliberately mock the president. They proudly and openly proclaim their mission to destroy him and his administration and they’re baiting and bullying him every chance they get.    Obama supporters are going nuts (watch Ed Schultz). [...]

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