The shutdown is painful, but it is also an opportunity for labor to take a stand.
My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages.
Instead of tax-rate cuts for these big corporations, the coming tax debate in Congress should focus on making wealthy individuals and big corporations pay their fair share.
As the T.T.I.P. and T.P.P. negotiations continue, Pacific Rim vs. El Salvador should remind us not to privilege foreign investors to the detriment of the national — or global — good.