Stories by Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College. His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books). subscribe to Peter Dreier's feed

Posted on: Jan 22, 2016, Source: Huffington Post

Friedman should be ashamed of himself.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2016, Source: Huffington Post

In holding these views, King followed in the footsteps of many prominent, influential Americans whose views and activism changed the country for the better.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Although pegged as a fringe candidate, Sanders' views are surprisingly mainstream.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2015, Source: The Huffington Post

The influential progressive journalist used TV as a tool to expose political and corporate wrongdoing.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: The Huffington Post

A look at just how profoundly the system is rigged in favor of the wealthy.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013, Source: Huffington Post

No, Robert, nowhere in the country can you live on bank tellers' wages—$11 an hour, or $22,000 per year.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2013, Source: Truthout

Obama responds to the growing protest movement, reflecting the widespread sentiment that people who work full time shouldn't be mired in poverty.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2013, Source: AlterNet

A hodge podge of corporate conservatives and moderates, right-wing reactionaries and racists and lunatic libertarians.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Truthout

It wasn't all doom and gloom.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It's time to name the top executives whose decisions ripped off consumers and put cities and states at the precipice of fiscal ruin due to declining property values and revenues.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It is time for reporters following Mitt to start asking him some questions about the crisis we face in our housing markets.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

LaPierre didn't pull the trigger, but he's the NRA's hit man when it comes to intimidating elected officials to oppose any kind of gun control.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Norquist's real mission has been government that serves corporate America.

Posted on: May 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Wall Street's predatory lending practices are responsible for the mess we're now in. Why make severe cuts to state budgets even as Wall Street keeps making bank?

Posted on: Apr 1, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

The kulturkampf against working people.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers perished after a fire broke out at the Triangle Waist Company in New York City’s Greenwich Village.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Has Beck gone too far even for Fox News and his conservative viewers?

Posted on: Jan 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Issa wants to hand the government over to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a who's who of corporate America.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Breitbart spreads lies and distortions to advance a right-wing agenda, embarrass liberals, and undermine the Obama administration. We must fight back.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The bizarre tale of how Frances Fox Piven came to be seen as the author of a blueprint for a radical takeover of American society by paranoid conservatives.

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