Past, Present and Future: The Politics of Reform in the Era of Obama

I don't remember what the world was like before Ronald Reagan. My first political memory is of the day John Hinkley shot him. That was March 30, 1981. I was eight.


Will the Real Socialist Healthcare Please Stand Up?

While in a Florida union hall recently (yes, Florida!), I heard several members discussing the right-wing attack on Obama’s healthcare plan as a gateway to socialism, at which point one woman asserted, “If the public option is socialism then socialism is what we need!”