Indiana Right-to-Work Bill Passes in 6-Minute House Committee Hearing

By: Tuesday January 10, 2012 11:37 am

UPDATE: And here’s the latest. Democrats have walked out again in protest, denying Republicans a quorum. Republicans in Indiana wasted no time. After House Democrats returned to work yesterday, the GOP immediately scheduled a Labor Committee vote on the divisive right-to-work bill. Mary Beth Schneider reported on the swift passage in committee: House Republicans today [...]

No Real Job Creation from Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

By: Monday November 7, 2011 12:20 pm

Justin Elliott follows up on my story about America’s Building Trades Unions and the oil industry co-opting the 99% movement in a push to pass the Keystone XL pipeline. The fact that 12,000 activists formed a human chain around the White House yesterday in a demonstration against the pipeline suggests that this co-opting isn’t gaining [...]

Actual Co-Opting of the 99% Movement, for the Tar Sands Pipeline

By: Thursday November 3, 2011 11:35 am

I’ve been wary of throwing around charges of co-opting Occupy Wall Street, because I think people are using the term very loosely. If a member of Congress is asked a direct question about OWS, and they answer in response that they support it, how exactly is that co-opting? The same with words of encouragement from [...]

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