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Recovery must start with job creation
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 June 2010
Recovery must start with job creation President Obama this weekend called on the Congress to pass a $50 billion bill in aid to states that will help forestall the layoff of 300,000 teachers, police, firefighters ... read more >>
Congress ignores nation's job crisis
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 10 June 2010
Congress ignores nation's job crisisSome 300,000 teachers face layoffs this coming year. Congress hasn't even had a vote on legislation that would keep them employed. Teenage employment was at record lows ... read more >>
For Mother's Day: Safe, peaceful world
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 13 May 2010
For Mother's Day: Safe, peaceful worldBY JESSE JACKSONMother's Day has passed in celebration. Restaurants were filled with families; florists enjoyed one of their biggest days of the year; Hallmark cards ... read more >>
Response to Urban Violence Can't Wait
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 06 May 2010
Response to Urban Violence Can't WaitBY JESSE JACKSONChicago and other urban areas are in crisis. In Chicago, 113 people have been killed this year-a higher death toll than the troops have suffered in ... read more >>
Safe Banking Act key to real reform
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 April 2010
Safe Banking Act key to real reformAmid a flood of revelations about fraud and corruption--from mortgage brokers peddling loans they knew couldn't be paid back, to rating agencies dressing up junk with ... read more >>
Biggest bailout cost is the human toll
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 April 2010
Biggest bailout cost is the human tollWas the bank bailout successful? The Treasury Department, in a report leaked to the Wall Street Journal, is arguing that the bank bailout cost much less than expected--less ... read more >>
Mines have spurned safety for too long
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 April 2010
Mines have spurned safety for too longOne faction of the Tea Party will gather on the mall in Washington, D.C., this week on Tax Day. They will rail against big government, intrusive regulations, taxes ... read more >>
Mass transit too crucial to ignore
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 April 2010
Mass transit too crucial to ignoreOne key to any prosperous economy is a transportation system that works--that allows workers to get to their jobs and goods to move efficiently. But this essential economic ... read more >>
Health reform foes spite themselves
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 01 April 2010
Health reform foes spite themselves'Repeal and replace" has become the battle cry of Sarah Palin and the bulk of Republican senators after the passage of comprehensive health-care reform. They're rousing ... read more >>
Courageous leaders bring needed change
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 24 March 2010
Courageous leaders bring needed changeAfter 14 brutal months, House Democrats, led by their redoubtable Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stepped up Sunday night to pass comprehensive health care reform. Sadly, not ... read more >>
Infrastructure deficit catching up with U.S.
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 March 2010
Infrastructure deficit catching up with U.S.Is the United States becoming a place where you don't dare to drink the water? Consider the following:According to the New York Times, a significant water line ... read more >>
Great Civilizations Aren't Ruled by Guns
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 11 March 2010
Most observers predict that the five-person right-wing majority of a divided Supreme Court will overturn hundreds of local laws and decades of precedent to rule that cities cannot regulate the ownership ... read more >>
Banks won't change unless laws enforced
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 December 2009
Banks won't change unless laws enforcedPresident Obama met with top bank executives on Monday, calling on Wall Street to make an "extraordinary" effort to boost the U.S. economy after benefitting from ... read more >>
Let Our Voices Ring
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 10 December 2009
Let Our Voices RingOn the day the "jobs summit" convened in Washington, I was in Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. The Washington confab considered many ideas for jobs creation, but served mainly to ... read more >>
War at Home Must be Priority No. 1
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 03 December 2009
War at Home Must be Priority No. 1For President Obama, this week represents a satanic brew. On Monday, he rolled out yet another effort to help families avoid foreclosure. Tonight, he issues the charge ... read more >>
We Need More Than Talk at Jobs Summit
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 19 November 2009
We Need More Than Talk at Jobs SummitPresident Obama has called for a jobs summit next month. That summit should have only one purpose: to make the creation of jobs the president's first focus.The situation ... read more >>
Let's Get to Work on a Jobs Stimulus
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 12 November 2009
Let's Get to Work on a Jobs StimulusUnemployment has soared above 10 percent, but that figure doesn't count those forced to work part-time, those who have given up in despair, young people who were never ... read more >>
No Need To Hesitate On Health-Care Bill
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 05 November 2009
No Need To Hesitate On Health-Care BillIt is time for the Congress to act on health care. Legislators should stiffen their spines and pass the bill. The legislation produced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and ... read more >>
Bankers facing Chicago firestorm
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 29 October 2009
Bankers facing Chicago firestorm'Enough is enough." "Bust up the big banks." "Too big to fail is too big to exist." All of this and more can be heard this week at the American Bankers Association. ABA ... read more >>
Jobless Recovery No Cause for Cheer
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 22 October 2009
Jobless Recovery No Cause for Cheer Rare champagne is bubbling on Wall Street. The Dow Jones hits 10,000. Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke says the recession is over. Let the good times roll.Only, ... read more >>
Nobel Honors Hope of Things to Come
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 15 October 2009
Nobel Honors Hope of Things to ComeWhy did the Nobel Committee give Barack Obama the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in his first year in office? Were committee members just expressing their relief at the ... read more >>
Derrion Tragedy a Sign of Much Bigger Illness
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 08 October 2009
Derrion Tragedy a Sign of Much Bigger IllnessIn the wake of the murder of a Fenger High School student in Chicago, President Obama has dispatched Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne ... read more >>
G-20 Leaders Still Have Work Cut Out
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 24 September 2009
G-20 Leaders Still Have Work Cut OutThis week, the leaders of the G-20, representing about four-fifths of the world's economy, gather in Pittsburgh, for their annual talkfest. As they come together, experts ... read more >>
Fed-run Health Care a Proven Success
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 17 September 2009
Fed-run Health Care a Proven SuccessThe health care debate seems upside down and inside out. The legislators who claim to be worried about costs are railing against the measures that would help get costs ... read more >>
Obama's Speech Offers Inspiration, Not Indoctrination
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson (Columnist) 10 September 2009
Obama's Speech Offers Inspiration, Not IndoctrinationBizarre headline of the year: "Obama's Plan for School Talk Ignites a Revolt." President Obama will speak today to public students across the country, ... read more >>

 

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