Peter Dreier

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 (2012). He is also the coauthor of The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005) and Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21stCentury (2004)

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Looking Beyond the Roberts Court

"It's always darkest before the dawn" sang Pete Seeger. "And that's what keeps me moving on." The recent spate of reactionary decisions by the Roberts Supreme Court -- including this ...

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Obama Can Help Rebuild the Middle Class

Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have ...

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Chris Holden, Which Side Are You On?

  On Wednesday, Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) thwarted an effort to raise California’s minimum wage. By abstaining, he helped kill a proposal to raise the wage to $13 an hour ...

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Skechers’ False Steps

Skechers, one of America's largest footwear companies, can run, but it can't hide. A report released Wednesday by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE), Out of Step: ...

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Obama Can Do More to Rebuild the Middle Class

Stymied by the partisan gridlock, President Obama's recent directives to bar federal contractors from discriminating against gay employees and to cut carbon pollution are bold examples of how presidents have ...

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Celebrating Bill Moyers’ 80th Birthday

Bill Moyers, who turned 80 on Thursday, has been one of the most prolific and influential figures in American journalism. Not content just to diagnose and document corporate and political ...

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