Rheel Talk: Punching In

An actual hostage negotiator gives advice to Obama for dealing with House Republicans.

A must read for anyone who compares the U.S. economy to a family budget.

Robert Reich on the hoax of “entitlement reform.”

What’s wrong with the so-called fiscal cliff deal? Bernie Sanders breaks it down, Bernie-style.

Michelle Rhee news: Frontline documentary takes on her policies, while top Democrats flee her organization StudentsFirst.

Teachers have always been at the forefront of education reform.

It’s not news, but Sheldon Adelson still hates unions.

How longshoremen won one of 2012’s biggest (and most underreported) labor fights.

Finally: Cartoon of the Day.