Art Levine, a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly, has written for Mother Jones, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate.com, Salon.com and numerous other publications.
Despite Polling, Progressives Still Scrambling to Win Budget Fight
Liberal activists and labor groups are taking heart from a spate of independent and commissioned polling showing that the public overwhelmingly rejects Rep. Paul Ryan's House-passed GOP plan. Small wonder: it essentially... MORE
Working · April 21, 2011
After GOP Strips Bargaining Rights, Unions Launch Morning Protests Across Wisconsin. Strikes Next?
In the wake of the Wisconsin's Senate end-run to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, thousands of angry protesters descended again on the state capital. (See video above of protest in downtown... MORE
Working · March 9, 2011
Protests in DC: Pressure Mounting on State AGs to Crack Down on Foreclosure Fraud
Led by Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who has apparently abandoned promises to put bank officials in jail, dozens of state officials from around the country are meeting in Washington next week to... MORE
Working · March 3, 2011
US Uncut Spreads Spirit of Madison: 50 Protests Saturday Over Budget Cuts, Corporate Tax Dodgers
A little over two weeks ago, Carl Gibson, a 23-year-old former Mississippi Public Radio reporter fired over protesting a pro-BP cover-up, was inspired by the grassroots protests of poor and middle-class British citizens... MORE
Working · February 24, 2011
SOTU Shockers: AFL-CIO, Chamber Join Hands, Liberals Win One on Social Security
With President Obama winning high marks from the public while making the case for increased government "investment" in the face of GOP opposition, the political landscape was scrambled further by yesterday's joint... MORE
Working · January 27, 2011
Will the New Assaults on Public Employee Unions Undermine All Workers?
(Editor's note: Art Levine appeared on Democracy Now! this morning to discuss the new attacks on public-sector workers and unions with Michael Zweig and the New York TImes' Steven Greenhouse. He appears at... MORE
Working · January 6, 2011
Can Labor—Or Anyone— Stop the Foreclosure Mess That’s Wrecking the Economy?
In the same week that President Obama was showered with well-deserved hosannas for his lame-duck legislative feats, reports surfaced that the Bank of America was accused in recent lawsuits of wrongfully foreclosing on... MORE
Working · December 23, 2010
GOP Kills Bonds Program: Secret Plan to Bankrupt States, Bust Public Employee Unions?
The tax deal moving through Congress doesn't just cost the federal government $850 billion in lost revenues. It also pushes state governments closer to defaulting on loans by failing to extend a federal subsidy... MORE
Working · December 16, 2010
GOP Unmoved by Miners’ Health Concerns While MSHA Cracks Down on Black Lung, Scofflaws
In an earlier political era, a major mine disaster like the explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine that killed 29 miners might have spurred Congress to take action. Not in today's Washington:... MORE
Working · December 9, 2010
Do Unto Others: Clergy Launch Grassroots Drive to Aid Jobless, Win Jobs Programs
Leaders of the liberal religious community, joined by three U.S. Senators and other activists, braved the deficit-cutting political headwinds in Washington on Thursday. They launched a new campaign to help the unemployed... MORE
Working · December 2, 2010