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Ann Markusen

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Small business losses: another Great Recession?

The small-business forgivable loans, the rapid broadening of unemployment compensation, and the stimulus checks are helping stave off a deep collapse. However, we are not targeting the most needy among us.

Democracy close-up: It’s better than you may think

The process doesn’t always work perfectly. There are voting irregularities and machine malfunctions. Big money dramatically shifts the playing field. But imagine what it’s like with no voice, limited civil liberties, and no free press.

Union solidarity will prevail

Worker organizing has quickened. Prominent among the efforts are statewide teachers’ walkouts in West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona, the latter two right-to-work states.