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Chief Organizer Blog · 1h ago

Real vs. Fake Voting Issues May Mean Paper Ballots and Hand Counts Again

Casablanca   Hillary Clinton on a book tour and Donald Trump on his maiden voyage at the United Nations where he could take advantage of the opportunity to plug one of his branded properties...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1d ago

The Zombie Apocalypse of Republican Health Care Proposals

Newark  I don’t really watch these “living dead” zombie shows, but I’m starting to get the picture by following the various Republican proposals to “repeal and replace” the Obama Affordable ...
Chief Organizer Blog · 2d ago

AI and Algorithms Are Not That Smart and Could be Dangerous without Supervision

Little Rock Artificial intelligence or AI, as people are starting to call it fairly routinely, and the algorithms that crowd around us everywhere, are muscling into every part of our lives i...
Chief Organizer Blog · 3d ago

Race and Income? Rich, White People See No Problems

Little Rock   According to researchers at Yale University, it’s the old story with a twist. It’s not “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil,” but “see no evil, hear no evil, and speak all...
Chief Organizer Blog · 5d ago

Repetition in Land Contracts Confronts Simple Predatory Assumptions

New Orleans  One of the most interesting things the ACORN Home Savers Campaign has learned is to pay very close attention to what families are saying on the doors when we visit. Over and ove...
Chief Organizer Blog · 6d ago

My Jay Thomas, Jon Terrell Story

New Orleans  The actor, comedian, and radio personality Jay Thomas, born Jon Terrell, died recently. I read his obituary with interest. His career had included memorable parts and some award...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1w ago

Wages Start Low, Lifetime Income Stays Low

New Orleans   Joe Fox, an old comrade and friend visiting New Orleans yesterday, dropped by for a cup of coffee at Fair Grinds Coffeehouse on St. Claude, a tour of WAMF-LP, and a bit of nost...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1w ago

Silicon Valley Rising Reports Subcontractor Organizing Success

New Orleans  A comrade and friend sent a report of some good news for labor organizers over the magic of the interweb this morning from Bloomberg News. The brief story focused on the work of...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

Is a DACA Deal for Real or Fake News?

New Orleans   Is this a dream or are the DREAMers about to be protected? House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senator Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after dinner with the President announce...
Chief Organizer Blog · 1W ago

Could Creating Affordable Housing Become the Next Hot Thing?

New Orleans  In a meeting recently, I was asked who cares about providing affordable housing opportunities in rental and ownership markets for low-and-moderate income families, and after a n...