Skip to main content


For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

Organizing in the South

Joseph B. Atkins Portside
Amazon is organized in other parts of the world but like the foreign auto companies that dot the South tolerates no union in Dixie.

60 Years Later: The Enduring Legacy of the Bay of Pigs Fiasco

Stephen F. Knott History News Network
The most important consequence of the failure of Bay of Pigs was Kennedy’s decision to intensify covert efforts to topple the Castro regime. Operating under the codename “Operation Mongoose” the President placed his brother Robert Kennedy in charge

Right to Work has Failed to Live up to Conservative Hype

Rick Haglund Michigan Advance
The annual decline in the number of union members actually slowed after the a right-to-work law in Michigan took effect in 2013. And membership grew to 604,000 in 2020 from 589,000 in 2019. 

Men, Meat, and Marketing

Kat Kinsman Food & Wine
The makers of plant-based meats are up against decades—if not centuries and millennia—of messaging tying meat eating to masculinity.