How Aaron Swartz Helped Save My Ass

I was deeply saddened to hear this morning that Aaron Swartz had died. He was not a close friend of mine, I had only met him a few times, which made one particular instance of his help ever the more remarkable. In October 2010, I wrote the most controversial story of my career. I uncovered […]

Labor Mortgages Future on Obama

The massive AFL-CIO headquarters sits on Sixteenth Street in Washington, DC, only about 100 yards or so from the White House. Nicknamed “the Marble Palace” by labor journalists, the building contains several auditoriums and its own patio. Across its lobby stretches a giant two-story mural done in a socialist realist style, depicting laborers heroically at work. […]

Mike Elk

Mike Elk is a staff writer at In These Times.