As Law Takes Effect, Obama Gives Insurers a Warning New York Times
Census: With jobs scarce, Rust Belt cities decline Associated Press
Louisiana Police Pull Over Activist at Behest of BP Mother Jones
Two moderate Republican senators from Maine, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, are standing in the way of a jobs bill that would extend unemployment insurance, raise taxes on investment managers and aid the states (thus preserving jobs).
AFSCME and Americans United for Change targeted the two senators in this ad, which will run in Maine.
Jobs are slowly coming back, according to the Wall Street Journal. Indiana and Texas doing better, but only 12 states and the District of Columbia had more jobs in May than they did a year ago.
The peerless Dean Baker sounds a warning: the wingers will soon be making another run at privatizing Social Security and Medicare.
Today he writes:
- Teamster General President Jim Hoffa just sent a letter to the editor at The Economist, a British news magazine started back in the 19th century to promote free trade.One of their columnists, "Schumpeter," wrote an essay saying that unions might offend people by talking about "fighting."Schumpeter, by the way, is named after the Austrian economist who coined the phrase "creative destruction." (Kind of goes with free trade, doesn't it?)