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Labor at a Crossroads: The Seeds of a New Movement

This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. We republish it here as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, 2015, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Labor at a Crossroads: How Unions Can Thrive in the 21st Century

2 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : Tapped

This article was commissioned as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Labor at a Crossroads: Can Diversity Foster a New Solidarity and Save the Movement?

This article was commissioned as part of "American Labor at a Crossroads: New Thinking, New Organizing, New Strategies," a conference presented on January 15, co-sponsored by the Albert Shanker Institute, The Sidney Hillman Foundation, and  The American Prospect. Show More Summary

Ancient DNA from Di-qiang populations in the Xinjiang

American Journal of Physical Anthropology DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22690 Ancient DNA reveals a migration of the ancient Di-qiang populations into Xinjiang as early as the early Bronze AgeShi-Zhu Gao et al. Xinjiang is at the crossroads between East and West Eurasia, and it harbors a relatively complex genetic history. Show More Summary

No Accountability for Crossroads GPS Grantee, Despite “No Politics” Rule

New tax filings from two of the most politically active 501(c)(4)s in the country show once again the groups’ dizzying climbs and plunges in revenue depending on whether it’s an election year. In 2013, Americans for Tax Reform — the iconic anti-tax nonprofit organization headed by Grover Norquist — brought in just under $4.3 million,…

Distinguished pol of the week

Every Republican winning Senate candidate deserves kudos, as do the RNC, the NRSC and establishment donors and groups like the Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads. All contributed to a huge victory and found conservative and electable challengers to oust Democrats. One losing candidate, Ed Gillespie in Virginia, earned enormous respect from both sides for […]

Report: Karl Rove's Crossroads on Retreat, 'Unlikely' to Play in 2016 GOP Pres. Primary

Karl Rove's American Crossroads, which futilely declared a war on conservatives, is reportedly unlikely to meddle in the 2016 GOP presidential primaries. Steven Law, the group's chief executive, told the Washington Post that, “I think...Show More Summary

American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS Raise $100 Million

Conservative sister organizations American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS have raised a total of $100 million to spend on the November election, much of which has come in the door in the last month, the groups said.

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art opens Southwest Abstract Expressionism show

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

In the 1950s, the American Southwest became a crossroads for Abstract Expressionists from New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. A new exhibition at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma explores how the Southwest?s geography and the changing idea of space affected dozens of burgeoning artists across the United States. Show More Summary

Top Two Weapons In US Campaign Against ISIS Both Cancelled By Obama

Fortunately for President Obama, the world he described Wednesday as being "at a crossroads between war and peace” started its descent into chaos before the full effect of his dramatic cuts to American defenses could be implemented.Show More Summary

Ad Attacks Iowa Hopeful Braley Over Billionaire Backer

The conservative super PAC American Crossroads launched a new ad Tuesday suggesting Iowa Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, who is running for Senate, shifted his positions to win the support of a liberal billionaire.

Fox News Sunday Fails To Disclose Karl Rove's Stake In The Senate Races He Discusses

Fox News Sunday invited American Crossroads founder Karl Rove to discuss key 2014 midterm Senate races without disclosing Rove's relationship with the super PAC that has poured millions into influencing the outcomes of the Senate races...Show More Summary

WSJ Publishes Karl Rove's Fundraising Pitch For His Political Groups

The Wall Street Journal's problematic relationship with Karl Rove continues as the paper ran a Rove-penned column that's essentially an advertisement for the importance of political groups like American Crossroads -- which he helpedShow More Summary

JUST THE SORT OF POLITICIAL JIU-JITSU I’VE ENCOURAGED: Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He’s …

JUST THE SORT OF POLITICIAL JIU-JITSU I’VE ENCOURAGED: Republicans Strike Mark Begich Where He’s Strongest. Earlier Thursday, American Crossroads launched an ad attacking Mr. Begich on women’s issues – the core of the argument he’s made for months against Republican nominee Dan Sullivan, who won Tuesday’s Senate primary. The Crossroads ad attacks Mr. Begich for [...]

2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad

Watchers of the auto industry will notice a theme among the formerly bankrupted American automakers, General Motors and Chrysler. There are the post-bankruptcy vehicles, and the pre-bankruptcy vehicles. The former, in the case of Chrysler, include the Jeep Grand Cherokee, as well as the 200 and 300. Show More Summary

Poll: McConnell Over Grimes By 5 in Kentucky

An American Crossroads poll has Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell up by 5 points over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky. The poll of 800 likely voters was done between June 14 to June 17 by Public Opinion Strategies.Show More Summary

Morning Splash

7 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

What's Happening — US — Russia Relationships at Crossroads Live From Moscow at the National Press Club, 10 a.m. — Whistleblowers: A Critical Anti-Corruption Tool and Challenge at the American University Washington College of Law, 11:45...Show More Summary

Karl Rove-Backed American Crossroads Attacks GOP Candidate as "Perennial Loser"

Last year, American Crossroads, the super-PAC conceived of by Republican operative and fundraiser Karl Rove, hatched a plan: Inject itself into 2014 GOP primary races to protect incumbents from hard-line challengers in the mold of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock who could cost the party winnable seats in Congress. Show More Summary

The incredible shrinking Karl Rove

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Karl Rove, melting down on Fox when Ohio was called for Barack Obama because, you know, Obama won. Talk about fading away... American Crossroads reported raising just $6 million in the first quarter of 2014, and both of Rove's groups...Show More Summary

The Parliament-Funkadelic Mothership Is Landing at the Smithsonian

8 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A replica of the 1970s Mothership will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. It'll be located at museum's Musical Crossroads gallery and displayed with music and concert footage of the Mothership on stage. As if we needed more of a reason to to D.C.'s museums. Read more...

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