When Did Teacher Unions Decide to “TURN” Against Collective Bargaining Rights?

By Kathleen Carroll7/11/14We watch the chaotic struggles against mass school closures, mass teacher-school employee layoffs, and the proliferation of charter schools.  We see the expansion of charter school management organizations and online learning, testing, with associated tech companies taking huge chunks of education tax dollars.  We then hear politicians claiming what we have is a […]


Crude Oil By Rail In California: Official Evasions and Omissions By Paul W. Rea, PhD Mile-long freight trains are hardly quiet, but somehow a drastic increase in oil trains coming into California has, until very recently, gone largely unheard. Since 2007, the state has experienced an increase in crude-oil trains of 400%; in 2013, the […]

Fifty Years Later: Was the War on Poverty a Failure?

By Keith M. Kilty For a brief moment in January, poverty was actually in the news in America – even seen as a serious problem – as the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty was noted. This was Lyndon Johnson’s other war, which he announced in his State of the Union address on January […]