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Op-Ed

Poor Whites are Blaming the Wrong People

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I read a very sad article in the Washington Post on October 29. It concerned the base of the Tea Party movement, and specifically focused on some economically distressed Whites living in Georgia. They, like many other residents of Tea Party-controlled Read More

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Op-Ed

The Federal Shutdown is Very Personal

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist In the interest of full disclosure, I work for the largest labor union in the federal sector: the American Federation of Government Employees. But I am not writing on their behalf or because I was told to do so. Read More

Politics

The Tea Party’s Revolt Against Reality

[The Washington Post] If you can judge people by the quality of their enemies, one quality shared by many opponents of the tea party is their conservatism. Like many ideological factions, tea-party activists display a special intensity in fighting the “near enemy” — other elements Read More