Stories by Roger Bybee

Roger Bybee is a Milwaukee-based freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, including Z magazine, the Progressive, American Prospect and Foreign Policy in Focus. His e-mail address is subscribe to Roger Bybee's feed

Posted on: Dec 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

It doesn't help your side to use the language of the opposition.

Posted on: Sep 19, 2012, Source: Progressive Populist

Child abuse and suicide is skyrocketing, the number of battered women has tripled, foreclosures have tripled, wages plummeting, and more.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2012, Source: In These Times

While cutting back aid to local governments, Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has lavished long-term tax breaks for hugely profitable firms like Royal Dutch Shell Oil.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: In These Times

With the recall election for Walker coming up on June 5, every little development, every possible indicator of how the public mood is shifting, can cause ecstasy or agony.

Posted on: May 13, 2012, Source: In These Times

Oil giant ExxonMobil is refusing to implement safety protections for the workers at its Louisiana refinery.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: In These Times

Working closely with local groups and Occupy, United Auto Workers Local 600 has been an integral part of actions that have succeeded in blocking evictions.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2012, Source: In These Times

GE paid an average of 2.3% in taxes over the last ten years, while slashing its US workforce by 32,000 jobs. But its new ad campaign aims to whitewash all that.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2012, Source: In These Times

If Obama does win a second term, it will be fascinating to see how working-class Americans respond when his soaring rhetoric collides with the reality of his timid program.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2012, Source: In These Times

Republicans would have had no opportunity to raise this issue if America had a single-payer healthcare system instead of the current employer-based structure.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2012, Source: In These Times

Many of America’s most liberal mainstream pundits have narrowed the debate over inequality, perhaps out of a desire to shield Obama from pressure coming from his left.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2012, Source: In These Times

Wisconsinites' efforts to protect democracy—in the workplace and through the ballot—are rapidly escalating on two key fronts.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2012, Source: In These Times

Governor Mitch Daniels' attempt to pass a "right-to-work" law in Indiana extends the GOP's war on organized labor beyond the public sector and into the private.

Posted on: Sep 15, 2011, Source: In These Times

A new Department of Transportation memo reveals Wisconsin Republicans intend to make the newly imposed voter ID process as onerous as possible for people seeking IDs.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source: In These Times

Attacks on New York's attorney general Eric Schneiderman expose the destructive thinking of our financial and political elites.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: In These Times

The CIA ranks the country 64th, behind Ivory Coast and Uganda—but Fox's banshees still scream 'class warfare' when Warren Buffett wants to tax the rich.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: In These Times

Polls are favorable as progressives head into the recall elections of eight Wisconsin State Senate Republicans who supported Scott Walker's union-busting.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2011, Source: In These Times

Obama's claim that "we can compete with anybody in the world" is a slickly-disguised appeal to support corporate globalization.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2009, Source: Dollars and Sense

Fiscal crises may force Obama to save costs via a single-payer plan.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2008, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Obama is coming under fire from the Beltway Establishment for questioning trade orthodoxy.