The Progressive Populist
A MONTHLY JOURNAL OF THE HEARTLAND
February 1997 -- Volume 3, Number 2
Table of Contents
Break the Chains
Corporate Pledge of Allegiance
Storing Useless Stuff
Cable & Telephone Rates
Same Names Campaign
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Boeing ignores pensioners
Finding new groups, links
Better than Clinton
Reflections on Crowther
COMMENTARY: The Progressive Challenge
and the 1996 Elections:
The conventional, middle-of-the-road view is completely wrong, by Robert
COMMENTARY: Explaining Proportional Representation,
by Robert Richie.
SPEECH: Union Busting in the 1990s;
Learn from the Past to Fight It, by David Sole.
FEATURE: Unions Open Door to Minorities, by Max Millard.
TALES FROM EAST TEXAS/Carol Countryman: God speaks through knotty-pine paneling.
OBSERVATIONS/Joan Zwagerman Curbow: Turned off: Come hell or highratings
systems, I want M(y) TV.
BUSINESS ETHICS/Marjorie Kelly: Prudential's Investors Rocked.
FEATURE: Gingrich Said Laptops for All; Some Took It Seriously, by Paul
HEALTH CARE/Joan Retsinas: A, B, C, Whatever.
FEATURE: Born 20 Years Ago, Free Clinics Reach Out to the Uninsured, by
FEATURE: The Protesting Priest; Father
Frank Cordaro looks at Jesus through prison bars, by Art Cullen.
COMMENTARY: Family Leave and the Second Term, by John Buell.
WORK IN PROGRESS/AFL-CIO
CALAMITY HOWLER/A.V. Krebs: Howling About Antitrust.
COVER STORY: 'Category Killers' Stalk Small
Towns; U.S. regulators shrug at 'free market' consolidation, by Jim Cullen.
FEATURE: In Book Wars, Independent Shops Become Casualties, by Karl Pallmeyer.
COMMENTARY: Maybe All This Sanitizing Isn't Such a Good Thing, by Daryl
RANDOLPH T. HOLHUT: What Vital Center?
JESSE JACKSON: A Time for Work.
IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST/Ralph Nader: Give the consumer a break.
ENVIRONMENT/Peter Montague: Things to come.
GLOBAL CITIZEN/Donella H. Meadows: Hands Around the Capitol.
MADE IN THE USA/Joel D. Joseph: Loyalty and the NFL.
PROGRESSIVE REVIEW/Sam Smith: Loose change.
LATINO SPECTRUM / Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales: Rain, wind and
snow know no borders.
NEWSPEAK/Wayne Grytting: The New Civil Rights Movement.
DAVID MORRIS: Medical Marijuana: State vs. People.
JAMES McCARTY YEAGER: Propping up Newt.
HAL CROWTHER: The gang-rape of History.
MEDIA BEAT/Norman Solomon:
'Hypocrisy' Rampant in Media Crossfire.
CHARLES LEVENDOSKY: Congress Back Already?
Immigrant bashers confirm refugee Albright.
Get After the Root of Rot
Bears and Bull
The Perils of Pauline's Legal Aid in South Texas
EUGENE J. McCARTHY: Constitution Since the '70s.
TED RALL: No News is Bad News:
The American Newspaper Goes Bye-Bye.
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