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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Why Is Public TV Against ‘Go Public’?

You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want ...

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General Motors’ Fix-It Ticket

In 1895, Eugene V. Debs -- the patriotic labor leader, socialist, and five-time presidential candidate -- observed: "There is something wrong in this country; the judicial nets are so adjusted ...

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Hail Cesar!

Many people thought Cesar Chavez was crazy to think he could build a union among migrant farmworkers. Since the early 1900s, unions had been trying and failing to organize California's ...

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How Is Paul Ryan a ‘Moderate’?

It is a sign of how far right the Republican Party has moved that New York Times columnist Ross Douthat describes Rep. Paul Ryan as a "moderate." In his column ...

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Ready for a Second War on Poverty?

Fifty years ago today (January 8) President Lyndon B. Johnson used his 1964 State of the Union address to declare an "unconditional war on poverty." What led LBJ to make ...

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