Roger Bybee


Roger Bybee, a frequent contributor to The Progressive, is a freelance labor journalist and labor-studies instructor base in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and previous editor of the Racine Labor weekly.

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Marinus van Reymerswaele

Trump University—notorious for fleecing its students—is the perfect metaphor for the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan $1.5 trillion tax plan, heavily tilted toward corporations and the rich. more

Nov 10, 2017 12:28 PM Dispatches 1 Comments



This a splashy deal, a trophy for politicians. But the actual impact is another question. This deal comes with a very high price tag. more

Jul 28, 2017 3:10 PM Dispatches

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Randy Bryce for Congress

"I drive around my community and can point to things I've literally built, and I look at what Paul Ryan's done and see jobs leaving." more

Jun 27, 2017 9:05 AM Dispatches

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Trumpeting themes of “buy American, hire American” against a backdrop of red-white-and blue wrenches at Snap-On Tool in Kenosha, Wisconsin Donald Trump wanted everyone to know how much he is rewarding working-class supporters. Even if he isn't. more

Apr 21, 2017 2:34 PM Dispatches



Pervasive problems, both for those with private insurance and the twenty-eight million Americans still lacking coverage even with the ACA’s help, explain the hunger for reform. more

Apr 3, 2017 4:39 PM Dispatches

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Sarah Hopefl

The current kerfuffle among Republicans trying to reverse the ACA’s gains reveals that many Americans actually like having health care. more

Mar 24, 2017 1:23 PM Dispatches

Ryan’s American Health Care Act is a grotesque, stitched-together, rightwing monster, offering staggering tax breaks for America’s very richest citizens while stripping health-care coverage for tens of millions of Americans in desperate need. more

Mar 20, 2017 3:04 PM Dispatches



“In the middle of catastrophe, in the middle of disaster, people—particularly people who have already suffered—see an opportunity to evolve to another stage of humanity.” more

Mar 8, 2017 12:19 PM Dispatches

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Brian Alberth

Trump’s ascendancy to the White House has turbo-charged Congressional Republicans’ drive to repeal the ACA — but that is being met with resistance. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:00 PM Dispatches

“Fighting for workers” has acquired a perverse new meaning in the bizarro universe of Andrew Puzder and Donald Trump. more

Dec 13, 2016 8:52 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

The crisis for Ryan goes much deeper than the difficulties presented by Trump. more

Oct 11, 2016 3:22 PM Magazine

Mainstream media and President Obama may be in for an unwelcome surprise. more

Sep 28, 2016 2:34 PM Dispatches

"When you give to them, they do whatever the hell you want them to do." more

Sep 16, 2016 2:56 PM Dispatches

Giuliani, Walker and Trump. Oh my! more

Aug 18, 2016 4:43 AM Dispatches 3 Comments

Kaine, while universally liked by his colleagues, simply drains the Democrats of enthusiasm and vitality. more

Jul 24, 2016 4:04 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

This case has been described as “one of the worst gerrymanders in U.S. history.” more

Jun 22, 2016 2:45 PM Dispatches

Where does democratic, progressive socialism go from here? more

Jun 10, 2016 5:57 PM Dispatches 15 Comments

Despite his recent efforts to appear more moderate he is among the most extreme members of Congress. more

Apr 18, 2016 2:40 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

The inter-state competition for jobs, waged through “incentive” packages,” now costs the states $110 billion a year in lost revenue. more

Oct 19, 2015 10:30 PM Dispatches