An article for The New Republic on the Houston janitors' strike that ended in November, and what it might mean for labor's perennial attempts to make inroads into the South.Enjoy! Oh, and happy holidays! Personally, I'm not much of a fan of Christmas (or whatever sectarian holiday one might prefer), and found James Henry's economic case against the holiday season suitably peevish. "[T] the data show that the yuletide time period is marked by environmental degradation, hazardous products and travel, and--perhaps most important--inefficient uses of key resources." So beware.
Another TNR piece up today on how Dems can stop Bush from screwing women abroad. (No, not Neil Bush...)
A story for The American Prospect's January/February issue on how the defense industry is pushing to weaken arms export controls in order to sell more weapons overseas—free of oversight. (It's subscriber-only, but I think it will be unshackled of these days.)