Have blue-collar workers fallen for a Republican bait-and-switch? On The Gist, journalist Steven Greenhouse
sets aside globalization and turns to the domestic forces suppressing wages and hammering workers: Republican-backed anti-union laws, a feeble response from Democrats, and cultural amnesia around the labor movement’s achievements. Greenhouse is working on a follow-up to his 2008 book, The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker
For the Spiel, the photos of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.