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Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich was a long-time columnist for The Progressive, including contributing to her column "The Flip Side."

In the ’60s we dreamed of uniting people of all races and collar colors into “one big working class.” But it took the billionaires to make it happen. Read more

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Was it only three years ago that some of our puffed up patriots were denouncing the French as “cheese-eating surrender monkeys,” too fattened on Camembert to stub out their Gaulois and get down with the war on Iraq? Read more

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By Barbara Ehrenreich Here’s the news that rocked my little world this month: We got a message that a family friend, let’s call her Lorraine, who was in an ICU, barely able to breathe on her own. In the last few weeks, there’d been some mumbli... Read more

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I was in the Atlanta airport recently, cruising a bookstore, when this catchy title leaped out at me: Women Who Make the World Worse: and How Their Radical Feminist Assault Is Ruining Our Schools, Families, Military, and Sports. Read more

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In the fifty years of the AFL-CIO’s existence, Big Labor has shrunk to a third of its former size, but it’s been clinging to its outsized clothes and outmoded habits. Read more

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The tsunami of sea water was followed instantly by a tsunami of spittle as the religious sputtered to rationalize God's latest felony. Read more

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Here's one way our President proposes to "support our troops": According to his 2005 budget, the extra pay our soldiers receive for serving in combat zones--about $150 a month--will no longer count against their food stamp eligibility. Read more

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On the evening of August 24, I had dinner with Randy Marcum, who works in the boiler room at Miami University of Ohio. Read more

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When I was in Scandinavia last spring promoting Nickel and Dimed, interviewers kept asking me to tell them about the "debate" my book had provoked in the United States. Read more

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With Washington fixated on the looming war between the Department of State and the Department of Defense, almost no one has noticed an even stranger development within the Bush Administration--its sudden, and apparently wholehearted, embrac... Read more

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Only three types of creatures engage in warfare--humans, chimpanzees, and ants. Read more

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If another world is truly possible, let it begin in the forum planning sessions now. Read more

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A Mystery of Misogyny by Barbara Ehrenreich A feminist can take some dim comfort from the fact that the Taliban's egregious misogyny is finally considered newsworthy. It certainly wasn't high on Washington's agenda in May, for example, when... Read more

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Those Who Don't Get By by Barbara Ehrenreich The view from the White House, not to mention much of Capitol Hill, is idyllic. Read more

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Rock-throwing doesn’t exactly fit these criteria, nor did the old come-as-you-are demos of the sixties. But neither do the elaborately choreographed rituals known as “nonviolent” civil disobedience. Read more

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"Where have the poor disappeared to?" the occasional journalist of conscience wonders. Read more

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Many people— the number currently hovers at about five—have asked me to comment on the Presidential race. Read more

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Today, it’s the corporate class that seems transfixed by the predictive powers of piss: 80 percent of large employers insist on testing job applicants' urine—or occasionally hair or blood—for damning traces of illegal substances. Read more

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What if health care isn’t a “right,” as we’ve been saying for years? What if it’s more like a blight? There’s no excuse for demanding universal health coverage without requiring some immediate reforms. Read more

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