A 'Common Sense' Budget?

WHERE OUR TAX DOLLARS GO: This pie chart is based on President Obama’s budget proposal for the year 2011. The new budget will not become law for almost a year because Congress must study and approve it before returning it to the president for signing into law....

Meet Duckens from Haiti

Name: Duckens Richmond Age: 10 Hometown: Delmas 32, Port-au-Prince, Haiti Languages spoken: French and Haitian Creole How many people live with you?: I don’t remember. Wait so that I can think, please…Six. Parents’ work: They don’t work....

Not Paying Wages is Fishy Business

By XAVIER TAYO Brandworkers International Members. Workers for Wild Edibles get to work at 2:00 AM to count, cut and package fish and get it out in trucks by morning. Photo: Brian Palmer, North Star Fund. Immigrant Workers Win Campaign Against Seafood Company...

War Veteran Jailed for Writing a Protest Song

Iraq War veteran Marc Hall wrote a rap song to express his opposition to the stop-loss policy that allows the Army to keep soldiers in the military after the end of their contracts. Hall was put in jail in December 2009 for threatening military officers because of the...

Hot Year

By ELAINE MATTHEWS The year 2009 tied as the Earth’s second warmest year since 1880, when thermometers first became widely used. The very warm temperatures of 2009 occurred even though North America experienced a very cool December. “There’s a...