Issues

Organizing for Gig Workers

Editors’ Note: Excerpted from The New York Times, January 9, 2020, by David Gelles. As noted in last week’s  post regarding Eugene Scalia, the new Secretary of Labor, the decline of membership in union organizations accompanied by a rising gig… Read More ›

Around the NovaHood

This new feature, Around the NovaHood, will appear periodically, containing brief items of interest from the greater Northern Virginia area. FORMER SASLAW CAMPAIGN WORKERS GET JAIL TERMS A former lawyer has been sentenced to over 7 years in prison for… Read More ›

BLOWOUT by Rachel Maddow

Reviewed by Jim McCarthy Rachel Maddow is an uncontested star of MSNBC’s cable news and a powerhouse behind its ratings. In the opening pages of Blowout, she traces the history of ExxonMobil from the days of John D. Rockefeller setting… Read More ›

Brief Cases

Brief Cases will be published occasionally to update information on previously published articles and/or to add comment upon them. Sometimes the content will be new, particularly as we deem the material to be of note. INSURMOUNTABLE PRICE TO PAY Last… Read More ›

The Rise of the Cyborgs

By Frank Blechman The Christmas/New Year’s holiday offer an extended time for reflection. Driving to visit far-flung family and friends gave me even more. And, the visits provided a time to compare my thoughts with those of others. I took… Read More ›