Shamus Cooke

Shamus Cooke is a member of the Portland branch of Democratic Socialists of America. He can be reached at

The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers

When Corporations Own Congress

A Permanent Housing Collapse?

Is Obama Playing With Nuclear Fire?

Labor Fights Back

Andy Stern Joins the Corporate Elite

Stimulus or Austerity?

Why the Oil Spill Will Change Nothing

Is Obama BP’s Poodle?

The Widening Rift Between Teachers and Democrats

The Economics of Immigration Reform

Defeat in Victory

Why Teachers’ Unions Matter

The Fight to Save Public Education

How Obamacare Kills Real Health Care Reform

The Plot to Kill Social Security

The Great Bi-Partisan Deception

The Democrats are Coming After Social Security

China’s Wage Rates for U.S. Workers

Taxing the Rich Wins in Oregon

Company Unionism

Who Will Pay For the Economic Collapse?

The Democrats’ Faux Fight Against the Banks

The Devastating Consequences of the Corporate Health Insurance Bill

A Fraudulent Jobs Summit

Obama’s Dirty War on Immigrants

What Obama Isn’t Telling American Workers

A Jobless Recovery

The First Shots of the Trade War

Wall Street Under Obama

Obama’s Empty Labor Day Speech

How to Lower the Deficit Without Killing Social Security

World Bankers Agree