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In Los Angeles, Labor Redefines Itself

Michael Winship Huffington Post
"The American people know that the system is rigged against them and they want us to level the playing field."

New Bank of America Whistle-Blower Emerges: More Customer Abuse Secrets

David Dayen Salon
According to reports from a new Bank of America whistle-blower, BoA is seeking to avoid providing required payments to homeowners to compensate for an initial round of illegal practices by selling off the servicing rights to fly-by-night organizations that specialize in abusing customers.

Summer Reading About What Ails America and How to Fix It

Peter Dreier Huff Post Politics
Many folks want to spend their vacations just chilling rather than thinking about the problems at work, at home, and in the world. But if you're interested in figuring out the roots of our current economic, social and political crisis, what it will take to fix it, and how you can be part of the solution, here's a list of 15 recent books you might want to take with you.

An Open Letter to Tony Kushner

Van Gosse Huffington Post
A Letter from Van Gosse to Tony Kushner: So here's my request: it would be an immense service if you and Mr. Spielberg would confront the reality of that war, so easily effaced as the trope of "Vietnam." This request is occasioned by Nick Turse's brilliant new book, Kill Everything That Moves.

The White South’s Last Defeat

Michael Lind Salon
Hysteria, aggression and gerrymandering are a fading demographic's last hope to maintain political control.
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