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Op-Ed: Directly Destroying Democracy

By Leo Gerard, President, the United Steel Workers In the olden days, buying votes was a risky business.  That’s not because the purchaser faced felony charges.  No, the real peril was that the guy bribing voters wouldn’t get what he wanted. The process was too indirect.  The man with “walking around money” would tell voters what he wanted them to […]

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Gerard Urges Progressives To Campaign ‘For Kids and Grandkids’

WASHINGTON —Progressives must  campaign to defend U.S. values, institutions and programs “for our kids and grandkids,” Steel Workers President Leo Gerard says. Accepting the “Progressive Champion” award from the Campaign for America’s Future at a Nov. 6 dinner/fundraiser, Gerard said the Radical Right aims at cutting everything from pay to pensions to Social Security to health care to the environment. […]

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